Bonfires & Darkness

As I sit here with my first bonfire burning of the year, the autumn breeze in the air & a cider in may hand I can almost pretend that all is right in the world. Almost. For a moment, my senses carry me away to bonfires past, hanging out with friends, entertained by the flames, gooeyness on my hands from the s’mores, but always, always safe. I never had fear invading those moments. Yet, after watching the news this week, my heart is saddened by the reality in which we live & I cautiously have my eye on those around me.

There is no quick or complete way to summarize or process what has/is happening… yet there was a saying on FB (author unknown) that said what I am feeling well:

“When you can’t look at the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark.”

To the families of those who lost someone in Los Vegas, and for those of you who were there, I wish I could take away your pain, grief & trauma are terrible thing that no one should have to experience… yet here you are, hundreds of families, friends, and people grieving the loss of life around you, processing through the chaos, my heart is there sitting with you in the darkness of  your loss.


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