Don’t Scare Easy
History, literature, movies, and music include many stories, some even true, about courage. People admire courage, and should. Americans, particularly Westerners, pride themselves on facing adversity bravely. In Colorado, we have many examples, both fact and fiction, about mountain men, pioneers, and cowboys, who are either fearless or overcome fear, which is probably even more admirable.
Tom Petty wrote a song that was featured in the recent movie, Appaloosa. The song is called “Scare Easy.” Some of the lyrics are: “I don’t scare easy. Don’t fall apart when I’m under the gun. You can break my heart and I ain’t gonna run. I don’t scare easy for no one.”
The High Park Fire in Larimer County, Colorado has been and, as I write this, is still a dangerous and destructive enemy. We pray for the many who have lost their homes or face losing their homes, and the firefighters who have valiantly worked to protect lives and property. These folks have demonstrated that they don’t scare easy. God bless them!