Updated: Sep 21, 2020
[Image 1 of downtown SF taken Wednesday, 9/16/20, Image 2 taken Wednesday, 9/9/20]
"I can see clearly now the [haze] is gone.
I [feel] all obstacles are [outta] my way [At least for today...].
Gone are the dark [orange] clouds that had me [down].
Gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!"
What a difference a week makes!
And shifts in wind patterns. And the hard work of the brave, dedicated firefighters on the ground containing the fires raging across the Western US.
Deep bows of gratitude to the first responders and the weather gods to bless us with a 2nd day of cleaner air, deep blue skies, bright sunshine, and the ability to get out to soak up some natural Vitamin D and pure oxygen.
Also a great reminder that what arises also passes away, so not to fall into despair....even when it does literally look and feel like the end may be near. Because you never know what tomorrow may hold. May we always keep the hope alive of (and be willing to keep mobilizing for) better, brighter tomorrows, even in the midst of bleak times.
[Credits: Lyrics paraphrased from Johnny Nash's song "I Can See Clearly Now;" Apocalyptic orange downtown image #2 courtesy of SFChronicle, taken on Wednesday, 9/9; Image #1 taken today, Wednesday 9/16.]