Escarpment | Spanish Castle, WA | November 2019

Winemakers say that a vineyard at the base of a cliff (in photo) has distinguishing qualities. Such as: Unique mineral pockets, a channeled air flow, cooler temps due to shade, warmer temps due to reflected sunlight. If a grape’s essence is enriched by such a micro-climate, imagine how our own minds and souls are shaped by surrounding environments. A climate of anger, blame, dishonesty, judgment and violence can sour our outlook and blind us to a wondrous world. Yeah, I know we hear this all the time, but … we should note daily where we’ve sunk our roots and, more importantly, how and what we’re fed.