Sunday, October 15, 2017

Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Fires Burn Within Our Chests

With prayers in our hearts for friends and associates in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, we all embrace, with hope, an outlook toward the end of another trial. As of Sunday morning October 15, at least forty people, mostly senior souls, have lost their lives, four hundred people are unaccounted for. I for one, can hardly stop looking for information and hard to come-by updates. The city of Santa Rosa (population: 175,000) appears from the sky-views to be a 'war zone'. The fires still rage, and unconfirmed reports of burned-out wineries pour in.

Some might remember that in the summer of 2014 there was a terrible earthquake in Napa; many tried to find ways to help; mine was to buy Napa wines.
So it was with the terrible earthquakes of the summer of 2016 in Italy when I bought Italian everything and began with this post: "All right, I'm praying for the people of central Italy, but I wanted to show support in another way, here is my purchase of olives, olive oil and wine (A great wine at that). God be with the good people of Italy (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2013 Rosso di Montalcino)."
 As with these two past and terrible events: "This too shall pass." In the meantime, some are looking for ways to help: donations are being collected almost everywhere; my venue of choice is to once again buy wines appropriate to the areas affected.
Here, for a proper personal perspective, is a post from the warzone by Vinsanity blogger.


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