Malibu, Standing Strong
REPOST & 📸 by @julieellerton
. -Malibu Colony Plaza, Country Mart, Lumber Yard, Malibu Village, Point Dume Plaza, Trancas Market Place, All Malibu Schools, Churches and Synagogues… still standing.
After a long day of documenting the devastation in Malibu yesterday, friends homes lost, checking to see who’s homes are still standing, while they wait in fearful anticipation, fires still burnings in the homes as I walk the streets, smoldering brush, lungs filled with smoke and eyes burning like red hot peppers… .
I had the misfortune of hearing about Trump’s Tweet yesterday, and was sickened, filled with disgust. How does this small minded, egocentric, narcissistic boy come up with these tweets? His lack of judgment, empathy, compassion, humanity, not to mention his uneducated statements, prejudiced points of view and down right twisted state of mind, was glaring at me like the flames destroying the gutted homes of my friends. .
Malibu’s not only mansions and celebrities, it’s farmers, artist, teachers, students, surfers, seniors, ranchers, animal sanctuaries, and photographers making it on a dime… we’re all there because we love our community, mountains and the open sea.
One thing is correct, we are the wealthiest of communities, our treasure lies within the the souls of each and everyone of the people that creates the fabric Malibu.
I could say so much more about the childish tweets from a person calling himself president, but instead I’ll just borrow lines from Elton John-
We’re still Standing… “You could never know what it’s like
Your blood like winter freezes just like ice
And there’s a cold lonely light that shines from you
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use
Don’t you know we’re still standing better than we ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
We’re still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of our life without you on my mind”
#imstillstanding #malibustrong #malibufires #ittakesavillage
#prayersformalibu #woolseyfire #santaanas #extremefiredanger #besafe #besmart #beprepared #LAwind #fire #evacuate