As wine connoisseurship evolves, I look toward developing ways to express the aspects of wine I love the most. I recognize that wine is a product of nature and science; my goal is as natural as can be: to help make the connection between joy of taste and the bountiful pleasures of life.”

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You’re gunna run to the rock for rescue and there will be …

Regardless of all that some don’t really want to acknowledge..the comet destined to impact the earths surface in 26 years, China's destruction of the earths atmosphere and waterways, perennial clubbing of baby arctic seals, or any other horrific more- than-likely dooms day scenario, now is the time to go ahead and get over it! Choose your poison, choose your personalized self-induced, mental sentencing from the lengthening list of apocalyptic, fear-based models then …work through it, …and begin to raise the roof on the NOW!

I’ve come to realize that as an almost 36 year old right here, right now, im sitting on the veritable cusp, the pointed, sharpened glistening apex of a tip of what was once a round gently sloping hill surrounded by the trough of promise and wish. Like an audition to be the barnum and baileys tightrope walker, I use my fiery torches for balance and recognize that even if I do fall, ….and even though that safety net was manufactured in Shanghi, itll probably soften the the concrete. Id like to think that ill make it across the rope. Id like to go forward and believe that the net was supposed to be imported and id like to trust in the joys more than the worries. I want now,…more than ever to be here now. Sheesh, im not even old enough to remember the last time this phrase was spouting common jargon but Id venture to say that it has just as much if not more meaning now than it did in the late 60’s.

Drinking the last bottle of perfectly aged Austrian Riesling over a lunchtime table top covered with handsome pork reillette, perfectly toasted bread, smoky eggplant caviar and peeled baby hyrdroponic tomatoes helps this “ now” thing along. So, in this spirit of surrounding yourself with all things good and joyous, take a walk on the wild side,..go find a “time capsulated” bottle of your favorite varietal, stir up something to gnash on, think some good thoughts and begin chanting .. "We are the ones we’ve been waiting for."

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