is a horrible thing in this country. Almost half my state is in flames, 173 people dead as of this moment, hundreds more missing (though cannot be declared dead until found), homes destroyed and the worst part is that this is all taking place in the rural part of the state. My parents and sisters live in the rural part of the state. As I write this they are a safe distance away, though it is still on my mind. Barach Obama and Queen Elizabeth have both contacted Kevin Rudd (our Prime Minister) to pass on their best wishes, such is the scale of the tragedy that it has not escaped their notice.
I amgetting tired of seeing photos of fires all over the newspapers.
As a side issue, I personally am perfectly fine, living as I do in the city of Melbourne. Just thought I should clear that up.
Praying isn't my thing, but if it's yours, I humbly ask you to send one to the state of Victoria, Australia.