I looked out the window yesterday morning and the skies were clear and the day looked promising.
I looked out the window later in the morning and the area defined by Melbourne and its’ suburbs is covered in smoke haze.
The smoke haze brings back so many memories of Black Saturday, I keep looking for the plume of smoke but there is none.
How are those that lost family and homes managing?
Do you know anyone in that situation? – Talk to them – get them to talk.
If someone you know hasn’t really talked to you about the fires, sometimes it helps if you brooch the subject.
There has been great success for the men, take a 6 pack of beer and go for a visit – it makes all the difference.
For women – they just need to talk – about what has been lost and the steps they are taking to re-build and re-establish themselves.
We are almost at the 12 month mark and yet it feels like yesterday for me – and I’m sure for many others it is the same.
I can feel it – this year will be bad – I think the firebugs are using their sinister tools of destruction to get some evil pleasure from destroying people’s lives.
I hope when (I say when because they WILL BE caught) they are punished to the utmost of the law, regardless of upbringing etc. If an example is not set – then people in Australia will forever suffer the fear of WHEN not IF.