On Tuesday of this week, I was evacuated from my home because of the Waldo Canyon Fire near/in Colorado Springs, CO… the biggest natural disaster ever in Colorado. Things can change in an instant!
I find being near water brings peace (even when I haven’t had to flee an inferno of smoke and flames :-). I visited a park today with my nephew and his children (who I’m staying with while evacuated) and took this picture. This tiny waterfall, in Boulder Creek is only about 6 inches tall. But look at all the fleeting bubbles! (I had no idea what the challenge would be when I took this).
“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.” – Fulton J. Sheen
“Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own” – Adam Lindsay Gordon
I’m so grateful to find out I have a home to go back to even though it’s not out of danger yet. I could have lost everything… gone, in an instant! Many people did, including friends of mine.
(This challenge asked for a fleeting moment on the street. I realize this picture is not on a street, but it says a lot about about the topic for me, especially under my current circumstances. I hope you understand…)
Has your life ever changed in an instant? Please tell me about it in the comments.