Tubbs Fire October 8 – October 31, 2017
Santa Rosa, California
I met Delia this morning because of a post she created in Santa Rosa Firestorm Update. She asked if anyone thought creating a page of stories about people in our community and what we have gone through might be good idea. A number of people did including myself, so I volunteered to begin documenting. Delia has been volunteering at the Windsor evacuation center since the fire began. “Everyone was so tired and stressed and cooped up and hunched over their phones, so one day I decided to invite everyone to do a little yoga.
I brought a bunch of mats down and many people participated and stretched and breathed (as best we could with the smoke in the air) and set our intention. I also led a dance session and one little girl was so excited and wanted to make a video and was talking about her dreams and wanting to be a performer and I thought that these experiences needed to be shared. Here is this little girl who has lost her home but she is dreaming about her future. In the wake of all this destruction and loss, what is the future we want to dream? And can we dream it together?”Continue reading “Stories of the Storm”