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Big Sur Sees Light

by admin - July 24th, 2008.
Filed under: fires.

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After nearly a month, the fires in Big Sur are nearly contained.
Fire officials have apparently won the war against the blazes, but apparently many locals believe a significant number of public relations battles were badly botched by fire management personnel.
Many stories have come out of the event, some sad, some heroic.
Big Sur’s tourism is reeling. The weeks immediately before and after July 4th usually bring in over a quarter of the yearly income for some businesses, but the fire has hamstrung the local economy. If you’re within driving (or otherwise) distance, travel to Big Sur and spend some money and time there soon.
Thanks very much to Xasáuan Today blog (the word “heroic” seems faint praise, here) and many others, including my friend Andy who fed me many great links throughout the past month or so.
Let us do our best, even if it gets us nowhere. In the midst of darkness, there is light. “I am the light of the world” said Jesus. He said a mouthful. Light, more light! –Henry Miller, “Notice To Visitors,” Big Sur
This is the California that men dreamed of years ago, this is the Pacific that Balboa looked out on from the Peak of Darien, this is the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look. –Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch, 1957

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