I wrote about smoke last week.

It is the topic of conversation everywhere… smoky skies, fire and how it affects us.

These words came to me today:

Beautiful British Columbia
on fire
My home

there is a heaviness in the air
It seems our world has become

Black and white
We long for colour
We are known for colour!

Flowers still blooming, 
trees rise up to greet the day, 
do they feel the smoke?

Other trees give way to torches, 
lighting up the sky
sacrifices to the great fires that 
cannot be contained.

There is a soberness we feel, 
a somberness
for as we live and breathe, 
we are all affected.

we feel it, 
we see it, 
we even smell it.

this can’t be turned off like
tonight’s news which just has more
of the same.

clogging our lungs
threatening our health
impacting our world.

This too shall pass
we look for hope. 

grateful for all the helpers
praying for their endurance
and health
and safety.

prayers for all affected.

Beautiful BC
We often take our home for granted
may we have wisdom
to be good caregivers
as we live in this place
of beauty.

smoky skies in Vernon earlier this week
on Saturday they said the air quality was worse that Beijing.

In Northern BC it is worse.

Praying for all our friends who are affected.

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