Sky Dancer ~ In the Blink of an Eye

Today’s post comes from reader, Sky, who lives in Washington State. Last I had heard, the mudslides had harmed only 20 people, but Sky gives a sobering update and a reminder to cherish those we love. I’m sharing her email for background, as well as the beautiful poem she wrote in response to the lives lost and permanently altered in Washington. Thank you, Sky, for your generous, loving heart! Prayers and Reiki to all of those affected there and in other areas of natural or man-made turmoil.

Dear Laura,

There was a huge mudslide in Washington, which has taken the lives of over 125 people. Most were people who lived there, others were people driving on the highway that passes through there. They are having a very hard time finding, removing, and identifying people. Tomorrow another rainstorm is expected. They may never be able to find and remove all the people trapped in the mudslide.

I have a friend that lives only 5 miles away from the slide; she and her husband are safe. However, everyone in Darrington and Oso, Washington knows two or more people that died or are missing. Entire families are missing. I am very glad that my friend, her husband, and her daughter, who is staying with them, are safe. But I am sad for all the people in Arlington, Oso, and Darrington, Washington, who have lost family and friends.

Perhaps you can blog something about or in relation to this event? Or share my poem below? In the blink of an eye, so many people’s lives were ended and others were forever changed.

In the Blink of an Eye

In the blink of an eye,
so many people’s lives were ended
and others forever changed.

In the blink of an eye,
some were taken
and others left behind.

In the blink of an eye,
today became forever.

In the blink of an eye,
it was both too soon
and too late.

In the blink of an eye,
tell those you love
that you love them.
Every day.

In the blink of an eye,
today can become forever.

In the blink of an eye.

~ by Sky Dancer (copyright 2014)

6 responses to this post.

  1. I would like to share this post from Sky Dancer via Laura Bruno. A tender heart shares it’s compassion for those involved in the Washington state mudslides. Love to all.



  2. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    A tender heart shares her feelings and knowledge of the impact of the Washington State mudslides. Love to all



  3. Posted by hyavision11 on April 4, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Dear Laura,

    May I please have your and or Sky Dancer’s permission to post her poem “In the Blink of an eye” on my Facebook page. It touches my heart deeply as I am sure it will touch those who visit there.

    Thank you for all that you do, for all that you are.

    Much love and blessings, Yan



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