Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Holding Pattern

It's dinnertime at Jamesburg, with the usual caravan of fire engines coming back down the road, the local news muted in the background and a bit of opera in its place.

It was not a good day for the intended backburns - the fire traveled a quarter of a mile and then fizzled. Our thoughts are with the fire crews - it seems that this "slopover" has become a discouraging problem.

"The potatoes are getting overdone," I'm told. That's my cue.

6 comments:

John Renwick said...

Leslie - This is John Renwick, resident at Tassajara during the summer of 1994. I can hear your voice saying, "that's my cue." I just wish you well and want to extend my love to you and the whole community caring for Tassajara.

mb in Port Angeles said...
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mb in Port Angeles said...

(Thanks John R. I've been wanting to do this since this morning.) Hello to Leslie also from Miriam Bobkoff. We were at ZMC together so long ago that I'm not sure what years-- '79-'80'-81' maybe. I was so very pleased to see your name on today's posts. Thank you for then, and for the work you are doing now.

Sri_Barence said...

Here in New York, we are so far away from the fire. It hardly seems real. But I visited the Zen Center once. My friends and I arrived unannounced, and wanted to camp for the night in the parking lot. The nice people said no, then gave us breakfast. It was wonderfully quiet there.

Mushim Ikeda-Nash said...

Thank you, Leslie and Jamesburg crew, for this blog. I've been checking "Sitting with fire" several times a day since I heard about the initial evacuation from Tassajara, and it's been a wonderful feeling to know that up-to-date information is available to all via the Net. I am grateful for all the work done by everyone to save Tassajara.

Dawn Neal said...

Hi Leslie, this is Dawn Neal, a friend of Mako and Graham's. We met during my stay at Tassajara last summer. Thanks so much for your posts and the innumerable things you and the Jamesburg crew have done in the past difficult weeks. Is such a relief to know that everyone is alright! Please send Mako my love, hugs to her and Graham, hello to Colin and deep bows, too all.

PS: Please also mention to Mako that my phone number is the same but mailing address has changed