I am so unsettled this week. My world has cracked.
Sunday, a week ago, we had winds in excess of 60 mph. And we’re in a drought in this western part of the country. Drought + wind + any unknown incident = raging, running, life-taking fires.
Fires that eat up miles and miles, and swallow whole anything that gets in their way.
There was a 7 car pileup on Interstate 20 on Sunday, due to this raging fire, and a life was lost.
A young, beautiful, 5 year old sweet girly-girl - an awesomely gorgeous, precocious, smart young lady.
The same young girl I photographed, along with her big brother, back in November.
I have friends who have lost a child. It is horrifically sad. And now, another friend, and yet another child.
I am friends with the little girl’s mom and have known her since she was a wee lass, herself. I have absolutely nothing to say to her...all I can do is hold her. There are no words.
I am absolutely heartbroken.
We all are.
Rest in peace, sweet baby girl. You are forever loved.