Yes, this site looks effortless. It looks like maybe it’s put together with some pre-planned genius and Dalai Lama style calm like a voice of sanity calling out to the world from the center of a mad storm like how God spoke to Moses in the middle of a desert in that Bible fairytale by the brothers Grimm.
His voice told Moses various rules to live by that could – in theory – create a utopian landscape for people on earth. But it didn’t really work. Somehow an important rule got missed. That’s where we come in : Commandment 11: Drink some wine today.
But, despite our endorsement by our lovely red Bacchus symbol, all that effortlessness we mentioned earlier is a myth. Because some days nothing really happened that truly desires to be remembered with bucketfuls of wonderful wine and we have to “stretch” things a bit. (Maybe you’ve noticed?)
But then other days, well other days are easy because something so unique, so wonderful, so deserving of being remembered happened that our life is easy. Today is such a day. Today in 1843 in Charleston an alligator fell out of the sky in a storm. If you will not celebrate things like this then you may as well begin to drink water again. (The proof is in the press cutting above.)
A quote: “Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather stains of care.” Ralph Waldo Emerson