The fire in Waldo Canyon held seige to the city of Colorado Springs int the Summer of 2012. For almost a month the fire burned. Houses in the city burned. That was discouraging for those of us watching.
I was prepared to evacuate my house because the fire was close to it. The office where I worked was in the evacuation zone. I couldn’t even go to work.
That was a few years ago. Now the hills show the scar from the fire. Trees which burned in the fire look naked. It’s a sad reminder, like a specter that watches over the city below.
Despite the trauma to the city and its inhabitants, life finds a way. The fire isn’t the end. The fire is only the beginning.