On my way to work, thinking about all these things, I glanced over at the calm ocean surface. It was glassy, tinted with blues and pinks. Mother nature at it's best. We have this beautiful earth that gives us everything we love and it can take it away. Not just the material things, but our bodies too. The only things that are really ours are our mind and soul. This fire just reiterates that to me. It makes me want to be with my friends and family and enjoy every minute with them. It makes me want to experience things rather than own them. There's a great line from a jack johnson song:
It will teach you to love what you’re afraid of after it takes away all that you learn to love.