The disaster here is far from over. Regions are still threatened and emergency workers are fighting relentlessly to subdue this fire breathing dragon that seems inexhaustible.Over night,it became personal. My mother called to advise me that the youngest of my 5 brothers, Paul was trapped on his property and had no option other than bunker down and enact his fire plan. His home is on a small acreage, in the hills , a few kilometers from Morwell. Last Saturday, he expected his property to go up in flames but the wind changed direction and his property sustained minimal damage. Last night, the family waited anxiously because all communication to the area has been cut and roads have been sealed off by the police.The strain is taking its toll on my mum and she sounded quite distressed last night. She could not understand why he didn’t get out while he could, after all his property is insured . He maintained he had performed all the preventative safety measures and felt confident he would be ok. He is still the same gung ho personality he has always been, cocky and full of bravado. I just hope that that cockiness is not his downfall!!!!!
Sleeping was difficult last night, which was understandable but when I did sleep, I had the weirdest dreams. They were of someone who was once a very close friend. In the dream , this person was terribly cruel to me and treated me badly. You know, I woke up and thought about the dream and it rang true. I now recognise that the person I once regarded so highly, treated me like badly from the day we met. I used make excuses and allowances for this person’s behaviour but my dreams were crystal clear and proved to me once and for all, that this person never acted like a friend and their association with me was nothing more than self serving. Why could I never see it this clearly before????