The eucalyptus trees overhead began exploding, raining sparks. “I can’t do this,” she told herself. Then, “Yes, I can.” She started the hatchback’s motor, and down the canyon they sped.
Emergency responders, neighbors and even news reporters all tried to comfort the woman hysterical over the loss of her husband and home to the inferno.
The actress considered it her finest performance — the comeback of her dreams.