There's nothing that can be said or written that will lighten the tremendous burden being carried by those struggling with the loss of life and property in Victoria.
A massive debt of gratitude is owed to emergency service people involved in fighting the fires. A massive debt is owed by those who lit the fires. It's now suspected the fires in Churchill and possibly Marysville were the result of arson.
There's been a world of footage from the fires, all of it heartbreaking. I've seen little more affecting than this wordless piece, shot by the CFA in Marysville last weekend:
Tomorrow the Coles chain of supermarkets is donating all of its profits to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. I know that those unable to help out directly feel pretty bloody useless right now. But if all you can do is have a big grocery shop tomorrow, it's better than nothing.
Normal 'service' on the bigmouthery blog will resume this weekend.