At 3pm the Auckland sky has gone dark with an eerie, apocalyptic orange glow.
As weird an experience as this is for us, I can’t even imagine the mayhem and grief they must be going through on the ground in Australia, where the bushfires continue to rage…
The smoke had to travel a very long way to get here.
To put that distance into perspective, that’s only ~100km less than the crow-flies distance from San Francisco, CA to Fort Worth, TX.
…or one kilometer shy of the driving distance between Vancouver and San Diego.
My heart goes out to all the people, animals, and landscapes suffering across the Tasman Sea right now.
If we don’t suffer massive fires (as we have in California Siberia the Amazon), Climate Change and its impacts, not to mention human behavior in general (what is 45 doing in the Middle East?!), are coming for us all one way or another… may we use these trying times to awaken to new ways of living, on this Earth and with each other _/|\_