Forgive me for not having anything inspirational or creative here today. I am heartbroken over the oil spill in the Gulf, devastated by what is taking place along the coastline of my beautiful state. Watching and waiting as this catastrophe unfolds, I understand the helplessness and anger and sadness that my fellow residents are feeling. So much at stake, so much to lose. My son summed it all up when he saw a picture of the Gulf on television and remarked, "Look, Mommy! It's like chocolate water."
I don't often discuss current events here, as this is my creative happy place, the place where things go right and the best parts of life can be distilled into small bites. But how can I not address this tragedy, when so much of what I talk about here comes from the rich heritage of growing up in this wild, primitive place?
I hope the "top kill" works.