Monday, June 12, 2006

This Week's (and my first)Theme: Comfort

Something new I thought I might try is over at a website called mamasaysom.com; each week you get a different theme to write about, photograph or interpret. I'll give it a go.

Comfort
















It's been years, 19 in fact, since our trailer burnt down that cold day in February and my heart still freezes yet simultaneously races at the mere thought of an uncontrolled fire. Fire...can bring comfort on a cold, blizzardy day, can comfort a wounded heart as it mourns a relationship burning memories, can comfort an empty stomach as it cooks a meal and can strip comfort away as it devours your home...

Funny how something that can be such a comfort under controlled circumstances causes such havoc when uncontained...

5 comments:

Abbie said...

Wow! Great entry.. you are definitely right! In NH we get alot woodstove fires here in the winter. It is very hard to tame the wild.
:) Abbie

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wonderful entry; sad to hear the loss of your trailer; even twenty years later

- aurora - said...

Hi, Ang... how's your family doin'? Hope they're finw. Sorry I haven't come here lately. Really sorry to hear about the trailer.

Anyway, I love the way you pen down your words in the last two paragraphs. It's so deep.

- aurora -
http://aurora.insparenting.com

Tickle Pink/Nicole said...

How terrifying. Did you lose everything? I have a friend who's home burnt down when she was about 11 and they lost most of their childhood/family photos. It is wonderful that you can honor the memory of that terrible loss in such a positive light.

Love Mom said...

We lost most everything. As far as my stuff, I have a trophy that I won and we did manage to salvage our baby books after my mom had thrown them in the dump.

All our pictures were lost. We now have a few that we collected from our grandparents but not many.

Our community was great though as they really pulled together for us, giving us what they could spare and having a benefit dance for us as well. It was a great testimony for country and small town living.