Tuesday, June 28, 2011

wild fires

when craig and i went down to north carolina last week, we flew over wild fires.  at 10:30pm at night, as we were beginning our descent into wilmington, we gazed out the window and were confused by what we saw.  patches of fiery orange amongst the trees.  we speculated about what it might be.  craig suggested wild fires.

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when we landed, we found out that a few hours north, there were indeed wild fires, and the smoke was being blown down the coast to where we were staying on oak island.

while meditating at the end of yoga class today, i remembered the wild fires and a thought struck me.  from that great distance above, they were not threatening or ferocious or hot.  they were mystifying...almost beautiful.

had we been on the ground anywhere near them, it would have been all-consuming.  heat and fear.  terrifying.  yet, from above, they looked rather small, contained & manageable.  not that scary at all.

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it made me consider other "wild fires" in my life.  problems, events or thoughts that appear all-consuming and terrifying, yet, given a new perspective, diminish into a small patch of glowing orange. 

what wild fires can you rise above today?


  1. what a great way to look at things - i try not not make mountains out of molehills!

  2. what a different perspective
    Wild fires from that view must have been mystifying…It’s a wonder what nature can do.

    Does teach us to keep things in perspective!

  3. love these pics. especially the one with the colored jars! i'd love to make some of these!

  4. wow. i can only imagine how that much have looked from the plane.

  5. Wow, what an excellent post...from a different perspective everything looks different. Consider me YOUR newest follower and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Love, Meli


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