But just a few days after the fire, this sticky geranium grew in a totally burned out area. I plan to visit it tonight to see how it’s doing.
I was afraid I’d be repelled by my beloved lands in their wounded state. I was so happy to discover my heart still rests here.
We were ready to lose everything and personally we lost two avocados. Our personal joy coexists with our sorrow for the lands and for our friends and the families that lost so much. And now, there’s still more work to do. Like this geranium, we’re not done yet.
We have new growth – and new heroes. The Cascade Volunteer Fire Department – and many more.