I think a lot about the social, health and safety issues of today. In the western U.S. we haven’t seen the sun in a week. For some, it’s worse than smoky skies on top of the pandemic, they have lost their homes, and for some, their whole community. We are only inconvenienced and have just been staying indoors.
Some friends were interviewed on NPR.com last Sunday. They talked about their move back to Oregon for retirement. They inherited a home that had been in her family for three generations in the close-knit town of Blue River. That home burned to the ground. They concluded the interview with positive thoughts for the future and are regrouping at another family property next to me; a transitional Victorian built in 1904 by her great, great uncle. The out of focus poppies in this photo were on that property.
My friends can think positively about the future after losing everything they had worked so hard for. Amidst another day of gray, I am thankful that I, and my family and friends, are all okay.
It’s comforting to have such an engrossing hobby to contribute balance to my life. I hope you are all safe and healthy. Take care.