I am playing the Phil Collins song “Another Day in Paradise” … as I write this. There is no way to know how many of 30,000 heeded the evacuation calls only to discover that there is no town they lived in to return to. My prayers go out to all affected. All we have is now, quite literally is a manifestation of the Buddhist concept of impermanence. I lived at 1269 Storybook Lane in Paradise zip 95969 for 12 years. The implication for us all is to think twice as often as we can in gratitude for the good we do have. Praise god, though you might want to damn him/her. There must be reason for this frightening devastation.
Oh think twice, ’cause it’s another day for you and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, think about it
Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do