this is a poem titled "aparigraha" which is a sanskrit word expressing non-possessiveness, non-grasping or non-greediness. it is the opposite of the desire for possessions. our beloved cinque terre, our retreat in sonoma, has burned to the ground. this poem was born from that experience. shiva has two meanings. One is the Hindu God, Shiva the Destroyer but there is also the Hebrew term shiva, the mourning period after a death.
t’s been crazy, scary, and I’m so sad to hear/see that many of my friends and their families have lost their homes. My family and our homes are safe. We are very lucky while so many others have not been so fortunate.
October 10, 2017 at 10:15pm from the Sonoma Plaza looking North up First Street West.
The views from the second floor window at 2:17am on Monday, October 9.
Everyone in Sonoma has a story to tell about their experience with the 2017 firestorm