I had imagined finding the perfect combination of words to express all that has changed in the three years following the fire. Some poetically written expression of the experience I have lived and the gratitude I feel. As if a summary of human growth and development is even possible.
Instead, I looked around that day and reflected on where I am. All of it a result of the fire that shook me awake and begged me to rebuild. And I realized the perfect representation was right in front of me.
Nature has a way of reflecting the past and at the same time keeping us present. This plant, once scorched almost to death has begun in the past two years to regrow. Despite 4 moves in the past year and a half, it continues to thrive once again.