entries by topic: fire

2015/8/26 Outside, there’s a red-brown three-quarter-ring smeared wide around the moon. My throat feels thick, a little catch somewhere in the back. Coming home in the late afternoon, driving into the low sun, the blaze through the smoke looked like an overexposed photograph.
2015/8/23 Our plane descends into Denver International Airport and an obscuring haze drifted in from Washington’s burning forests. We step into the terminal and everything is momentarily new, unfamiliar. Outside, despite the smoke, the air is beautiful, cool and dry, easy to breath in. We aren’t on the bus 5 minutes before I catch the tang of dank, weapons-grade cannabis drifting out of an open pocket or bag.