Like far too many people in Victoria this morning, I woke to the stink of smoke in the air.
Every window I look out of has the same view, a heavy blanket of smoke lies over the landscape.
Unlike many people in Victoria this morning, I am not living with the threat of a bush fire on my doorstep.
The smoke I see and smell is coming from fires far away from where I live, from places I used to live.
It is merely an inconvenience in my life.
Unfortunately it is more than an inconvenience for others.