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Cecilia Stull: Missing My Santa Barbara

It’s been eight days since I’ve felt your warmth

I miss waking up to you

I miss those bright days

I miss those beautiful long afternoons

Although you are gone for the moment my heart is still heavy in love with you

As I wait ... for your return


I miss you

I miss the breeze gently whispering by

Now the trees in their stillness bring tears to my eyes

The eerie quiet

Oh, where is the life


where is the life


I miss seeing the ocean

The sea life showing its beauty peeking above the surface

The breeze it brings with every crash of wave


I miss seeing the trails winding up the mountain hills

Their greenery in the distance calling me

As the fire touches the trails I love so much


I miss everything


I am lost in my thoughts

Lost in your memory

I don’t know how we got here but I will wait

for the return of all your beauty

for normalcy to return.

— Cecilia Stull is a Santa Barbara resident. She and her family were among the thousands of locals who fled the smoke, ash and mandatory evacuations of the Thomas Fire.

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