Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2012
We have all heard the stories of looting after a disaster. People breaking in to steal from homes damaged by fire or flooding. Not only do they take valuables but some proceed to vandalize the home. They smash and break what they don’t take. It happened after the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs and it happened after Katrina.
Here’s a different story I thought might touch your heart. It’s actually about a friend of mine.
The day after the Waldo Canyon Fire completely destroyed 347 houses and damaged many more my friend left his nice, undamaged house. He and his wife went on a planned trip to visit relatives for a week. His house is located close to but not in the evacuated area.
Upon returning he could tell that someone had broken into the house. Someone had slept on the bed and been on the sofa. Further investigation showed that the intruders were male and female. Very little food was taken. Nothing was stolen or broken.
What was changed? The decorative rocks that had been in a vase were now on the floor --- arranged in the shape of a heart.
Outside decorative rocks had been taken and placed on the lawn in the shape of a heart.
Who knows exactly what happened and how these people found my friend’s empty house. Without a doubt, it was fire related. You come to your own conclusions. Mine is that some people do appreciate what they receive and respect others’ property --- even though achieved in an extremely unusual way.