Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Slice of Life 10/27


Once, in the winter in February it stood magnificent: Moses Mountain. It shone above all else that early morning, dusted in new fallen snow and above the lower clouds forming a misty blanket over the valley. I pulled over on my way to work to wonder about the mountain's history and enjoy the sun's blessing on the sacred mountain.

This fall a spark ignited the forest, and wildfires blackened thousands of square miles, forcing evacuations and hardships, burning several homes.  Our school started a week late; many families were displaced, and we hope the best is on its way. 

The smoke from the fires had filled our building; employees wore masks to protect their lungs. I imagine that those with asthma and other breathing disorders suffered much, and many probably had to leave to protect themselves.

When school started, the maintenance crew placed huge red filters in each area of the school to suck out the lingering smoke and its particles.  The red boxes, about four foot square rumbled all day, like dragon lungs roaring after exhaling its fiery breath. For weeks we spoke louder to hear ourselves over the monotonous moaning as the red dragons cleaned our air.

We no longer hear the red dragons nor taste the campfire aroma; we have moved on.

And I have not yet journeyed to see the damage to our mountain. I want to remember the peaceful image of that winter day, and I wish for its return; I think, "May the creator replenish you, old mountain."

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My writing skills:

Description of sights: ", dusted in new fallen snow and above the lower clouds forming a misty blanket over the valley. "

Description of sounds: " The red boxes, about four foot square rumbled all day, like dragon lungs roaring after exhaling its fiery breath."

Details: "This fall a spark ignited the forest, and wildfires blackened thousands of square miles, forcing evacuations and hardships, burning several homes.  Our school started a week late; many families were displaced, and we hope the best is on its way.

The smoke from the fires had filled our building; employees wore masks to protect their lungs. I imagine that those with asthma and other breathing disorders suffered much, and many probably had to leave to protect themselves."

Dialogue:  I think, "May the creator replenish you, old mountain."



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