I stopped by Eve's Revolution tonight. She mentioned that she found that staying open during the Waldo Canyon Fire had a comforting effect on a lot of her customers. I believe it. For me, visiting was a part of stepping back into life after the fire.
Her shop had a slight slowdown in business, but she wasn't evacuated or shut down. That doesn't mean she wasn't affected by the fire.
I don't ask anyone:
- Were you affected by the fire?
- How were you affected by the fire?
Eve summarized the experience in a word that struck me as the best one possible. She said:
- It's humbling.
Indeed it is.
If you haven't seen the time-lapse of the fire, I recommend that you watch. It really is humbling. And awe-inspiring.