Fanning the fire midweek, we are tossing you a spontaneous quote, question, or conundrum related to Monday’s post. We invite you to riff on this prompt or share a story—heartbreaking or hilarious—to spark further conversation about the path of motherhood.

Speaking of fanning the fire, Boulder is burning, and  flames are raging everywhere in the state. What would you do if you were faced with losing everything you owned? Where would you find your strength to go on?  What would you take with you?

It’s hard to get my head around this kind of loss…Kind of puts all our attention on “stuff” in perspective.

I need a musical intervention to take my mind off the heat, smoke, flames. Have a listen to India Arie sing one of my favorite of her songs: “Strength, Courage, and Freedom.” Crank it up, get off your chair, and actually dance. Strength is knowing we have everything to lose, and yet we still carry on, even adding a shimmy to the mix.