Saturday, November 29, 2008

Trees and Culture

Jerry and I are laying in bed next to each other, each of us on our laptops. We've just returned from a full of day of activity and it feels good to physically relax next to him.

We were up at 9:30 this morning after quite the night of drinking and dancing...well I was drinking and dancing and Jerry was on stage doing what he does best. It was a very special night on so many levels. Connecting with many friends that I love, one of my son's came out with his girlfriend and partied with us, several friends from out of town were there, just so many reasons to celebrate and give thanks.

Had coffee with friends at the market and then did a little shopping before coming home and doing a few (very few) chores before heading up to Concow to a tree planting party on our friend's land. They lost 30 acres to the fire this last summer and it was incredible to see their house still standing right smack dab in the middle of so much devastation. The fire literally burnt right up to their home but left it alone. We enjoyed the afternoon and evening planting trees, socializing, eating, drinking and even singing few Christmas Carols. We also had a bonfire and the kids were excited to be getting s'mores when we left.

Back in Chico we stopped by the grand opening of Cafe Culture, a new cultural center for music, dance, yoga, prayer, whatever your passion that you would like to share with the community at large. Looks like a nice space and I hope our diverse circles of culturally rich people will support it, and each other, well so it can stick around.

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