Monday, August 31, 2009

this fire is burnin' and it's out of control.

dear los angeles:

you are burning.

as a friend situated in the midwest reminded me tonight: some people find this satisfying.

[photo: bob cazzell]

funny he should mention it because just this morning as i drove to work and marveled at the giant plumes of smoke still erupting from your horizon, i thought just that.

my brain: how interesting to realize that i'm sure most of the country is thinking, yesssss, burn burn burn! los angeles, you are the heart of the land they claim is full of fruits and nuts [an insult in their eyes.] the people outside want us to sink into the sparkling ocean, be engulfed by our own earth when it quakes and smolder like the embers of our beautiful forests.

[photo: damien clark]

and yet i can't help but write that perspective off as utterly ignorant to the intense natural beauty we are wrapped up inside of every minute.

if we were their neighbors and their pets and their families, they would not feel this way. they just don't realize yet that we are.

"it's not a problem you can stop/it's rock'n'roll."

[photo of mt. wilson: eylene pirez]


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