“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~James Earl Jones (1931-), actor
I call myself a wordsmith … and yet there are times I find myself at a loss for words.
This is one of those times.
On Tuesday I crammed a few belongings into my car and left my home as smoke and ash from the Waldo Canyon Fire swirled around me. Later that evening as I drove to a friend’s home, I looked west to the Foothills and saw homes burning.
No words — only a gasp. A “Dear God” escaping my lips.
Each day I’ve listened to hours of news, my journalism training prompting me to type updates on my Facebook page.
I’m stunned and saddened and amazed and thankful.
Friends and family are flooding my Facebook page with messages of concern, love, prayers, offers of help …
Again, no words. I’ve never appreciated the “Like” button more.
In Your Words: When have words failed you?
I’m over at Novel Rocket today, talking about pet peeves, mistakes … and you even get a glimpse of my office, which I can’t get to right now because my house is in one of the Waldo Canyon Fire evacuated zones. Ironic, yes?