Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Forces of nature: donate to the Red Cross

On my way to Vancouver, cruising at 30,000 feet in the air, somewhere over Washington state. A flash catches my attention - dozens of thunder strikes lights the clouds, down below. Quite an impressive show, certainly a huge thunderstorm. I watch, fascinated by the forces of nature.

Then, further away, there's a strange orange glow. Must be a city. No! Suddenly I understand! Earth is literally on fire! It is huge, several times bigger than the nearest town, softly illuminated by the white city lights.
Wildfire over Washington state

Nature in all its furry - beautifully strong and violently scary. I think of those who see their neighborhood being destroyed, their houses ravaged and turned into dust - helpless.

So I did what I could even if I’m hundreds of miles away - I donated to the American Red Cross.