Monday, February 9, 2009

Fire

I'm not really in the mood for writing this morning. It has been a terrible weekend, bushfires raging through entire towns. I find it almost impossible to comprehend how so many people could have died. My morning paper reads "84 dead, 750 homes destroyed". I simply can't comprehend.

I have been worrying about the Melbourne bloggers, I think they are all safe. I received an email from Suse to say that they are fine, but it's close...

This tragedy has jolted me out of my petty everyday worries and reminded me of how precious and fragile life is.

12 comments:

Suse said...

108 now, and it's still rising.

The sirens are going off again now.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

Incomprehensible.

And so sad.

blackbird said...

It's been on the radio news all day here too - so far away and yet so compelling (is that the word I want?).

Duyvken said...

me too.

Well said, Eleanor.

eurolush said...

Thinking of everyone in the Melbourne area and praying for their safety. It's all just so horribly sad.

The Coffee Lady said...

thoughts and prayers for everyone

BabelBabe said...

i have been following their progress anxiously, and thinking of my friends. What an awful situation.

Anonymous said...

Like I just commented on Kim's blog, stay strong. Even here that's all they talk about on TV and radio.
I am praying for the fire to stop south and rain to stop north.
Paola

kmkat said...

I saw only the headlines in the NYTimes, but boggled at how so many people could have died. Heart-breaking.

Anna said...

Sometimes words just don't do the trick.
I can't imagine the rage of these powers.Or the evil of those who apparently deliberately cast it on their neighbours.

Esti said...

I'm glad to hear you are safe. Sending all my love to all the australians.

RW said...

I have been thinking about you.