September 22, 2020 at 2:14 PM ·
Not until you see it with your own eyes
Not until you walk among the ashes
Not until you stand beside a stranger
weeping at the loss of their once cherished home
..and hug them knowing it might have been you.
Not until you gaze down a mile of charred rubble
..and remember that just 15 days ago, you were in that store!
Not until that moment
do you realize the power of Nature and it’s Force
to take away every aspect of life that was once yours
“ and leave you as you were at birth, just a body”
A stranger that I met today said those words to me as I gave
her a hug to bring some comfort. Not until you walk among
the ashes, and see with your own eyes do you know that it could