As the flames move beyond our site, from the Lake Christine Fire,
our sense of community and gratitude is soaring.
We all see fires in the news but having a front row seat
is a whole other level.
Watching firefighters come from near and far,
risking their lives, First Responders, Sheriffs, volunteers
work together appearing seamless, keeping us safe.
Chinooks, Helicopters and slurry planes took over the sky.
The firefighters’ “tent city” is not far from my house,
kind of like when the circus arrives, they are
self contained and organized.
The community signs of thanks are everywhere!
And everyone is sharing their stories.
We had the trifecta of evacuation, business, house and horses.
And for us a happy ending.
Not so for the 3 families who lost their homes.
This will be a 4th of July that will never be forgotten here in Basalt.
The gratitude we all have, for these men and women
who worked tirelessly to save our town
is to the moon and back.
Til next time,
Live creatively ! (with gratitude)