This is a public piano located along the waterfront in Kelowna. In the early afternoon on the Saturday of the last long weekend of the summer, no one was playing it. Two weeks ago today, Geo and I were out of our home, on evacuation order because of the Kelowna fires. The next day, we were allowed back after only three nights. We were so very fortunate. Our home and neighbourhood are unscathed. But many in our region have returned to damaged homes. And many are still not allowed home. And far too many have no home to return to. Neighbourhoods are scarred. So much has changed.
What a time to go through....It makes sense to turn to photos when words have been drained. It helps. I think photographing, the act, helps us see, when feelings are so overwhelming. Writing is another seeing of course. Thanks for writing this, Myrl.