"It is a curious fact that all the very old Sequoias have lost their heads by lightning." 

- John Muir


After three days of breathless grief, unsure whether I wanted to go on living, I rose summer 2013 writing the poem WILDFIRE. Then spent about a week working with Frank Fuller to produce the initial version of Wildfire: a love story.

I’d gone out of my mind and into my heart. The poem is about becoming or homecoming through loss. I tell the story in Busted Open.

Photos in Wildfire a love story are of me and a giant sequoia cut for show during the California gold rush. The photo session was not staged but for having Jack Gescheidt on hand with the camera. I was in ceremony, rapture for part.

Lightning-caused wildfires are fundamentally generative for fire-adapted forest. Please read the science at The John Muir Project.

FILM CREDITS: Wildfire: a love story (film) Directed and edited by Megan Hollingsworth and Frank A. Fuller Jr. / Calaveras Big Trees Images © 2013 Jack Gescheidt at JackPhoto.com / WILDFIRE poem written by Megan Hollingsworth / 'Without You', Written by Eddie Vedder, published by eV songs unlimited (ASCAP) and used by permission. All rights reserved.