Friday, November 2, 2007


My dad was a fireman for about 30 years so I know how dangerous open wildfires can be. I watched the situation in San Diego with concern for friends and their houses, but also for the firemen who were risking their lives.

The losses were severe and life changing for many people. In my search for a silver lining, I stumbled upon this photo of the fire charging towards downtown San Diego and this New Yorker cover.

Both images capture some of the fear that the fire brought us. But the images themselves are beautiful. They can help those affected by diffusing the fear and bringing many more of us into the conversation. Art is cool like that.