Saturday, October 27, 2007

fire and water

Watching snippets of California fires all week, then looking out the window at fresh water to the horizon. Hearing from Jewell that Georgia is running out of water.

Water is the new oil.

Just living by water doesn't guarantee access to it, but it provides that illusion.

My sister's new house burned down yesterday. They hadn't moved in yet, but the former owner hadn't moved out. He is a former firefighter.

Strange days.


Nin Andrews said...

Yes, it's odd to watch the world on TV. Odder when you have a bad day and then wonder how how you define, bad day . . . And even when the fire is over and off the news, then the life after .. .
That's the one I wonder about more . . .

jessica said...

Amy, I'm sorry to hear about your sister's new home. I have a very good friend who is a smoke jumper. She said she's never seen anything like it is now. Fire. Water. It's all very bad. Obviously. But a kind of bad that most people don't know how to interpret, which of course, is the worst kind.

dork said...

In 1980-81 I spent 2 years living through a 5 year drought cycle in Georgia. On occasion huge volumes of water would pour from the clouds,and flood the place. Within hours the
ground was arid, orange dust.
Sorry to hear about your sister's house. That really sucks.

karen said...

Amy - so sorry to hear about your sister's house, and by the way happy certain birthday. (That's what we all want, isn't it? A certain birthday. And yet the more birthdays we get, the less certain they are.)
Hope yours was lovely, as you are.

Erin O'Brien said...

water fire man woman up down live die over under yes no black white.

hi a.b.s.