My Heart Goes out to Santa Maria (Brazil)
Sadly, I just learned of the tragedy in Santa Maria, Brazil. To lose people in a fire is horrific, but to learn that a lot of these people were young just adds to the tragedy. I am sure they were just enjoying the music, dancing, and being free from all of life's ups and downs if only for a night.
From what I read in the news, this is the second-largest fire in Brazilian history.
I have always had an inexplicable connection and interest in Brazil. I write "inexplicable" because nothing in my family tree indicates that I have Brazilian ancestry (though there's a lot of other ethnicities there). There is just something beautiful about Brazil and Brazilians. I have several Brazilian friends here in Phoenix and in other cities I've lived in. I dated a guy from Sao Paulo when I was young. So, something unspoken has always drawn me to Brazil and its people. Just thinking about such a tragic event happening in such a place of beauty, vitality, spirituality and free will puts me in a somber frame of mind at the moment.
For those of you on this site who are from Brazil (and I know that there are lots of Lenny's fans from there), you have my thoughts and prayers, specifically anyone from Santa Maria. Lamento pela sua perda. Voce esta em meu coracao.