Well, of late my blog has not been very happy.
It's not getting any better.
128+ people have lost their lives in Victoria this past weekend. Due to a combination of heat & strong winds a number of bushfires have raged out of control. Some have been caused by arson: some by lightning strikes. 750+ homes have been destroyed.
And you know what is particularly frightening? Those figures are growing hourly. This is a disaster on a huge scale: in fact it is the worst Australian bushfire in recorded history by simply the human death toll.
It's an appalling event that shows the power of mother nature and the infallibility of human kind. But also it shows the strength of humanity to keep fighting: to never give up. And I think in all of this, that is a small something to remember and quietly celebrate.
And it's made me very thankful for our current precarious situation. It may be messy, but it is survivable. We will be able to find a way out. And we still have our possessions, our pets. There is always someone worse off than ourselves ;)