I found as I was sitting down to write this weeks "Wine of the Week" that I had some difficulty doing so. Not because I didn't have a wine or that I I couldn't put my review into words (when have I ever been out of things to say), just that like I'm sure a number of you out there you have your mind on other things, principally the hurricane situation. It was hard to look at the devastation that was caused by Harvey in Texas, it became even more so in the past few days watching the news and reports about the potential effects of Irma on Florida. I know for me Irma was a little more personal. I don't have friends in Texas, but I know a number of people in Florida, all of whom will feel the wrath of Irma in one way or another.
Like so many others, I pray for their safety and hope that they may be spared from the violence of the storm. I find too, that in times like these it does have a tendency to bring out the best in people. Contributions of time, money and other resources with one goal to help others. For me, I can say that it restores my faith in the goodness that our nation's people have towards others, rather than the day to day polarization that goes on regarding the social and political issues.
In light of all that is happening, forgive me, but I have decided not to do a "Wine of the Week" this week, but ask you to remember those souls that have been or will be affected by these terrible storms.
Rather than end with my usual "Cheers," I will end with my personal prayers for all.