Community. What does it mean to you? A group of individuals inhabiting the same area with similar interests? Or, is it more? This past weekend, Tahoe residents gathered to celebrate the life of two separate individuals. They were both sons, husbands, brothers, grandchildren, co-workers, friends, and local Tahoe-Truckee residents. Their paths never crossed during the course of their lives but many knew them both. Our loss is heartfelt.
I am grateful for this small mountain community. The jewel of the Sierra’s, Da-ow-a-ga (Tahoe), was considered by the native tribes to have healing powers. Da-ow-a-ga was sacred and a “giver of life”. Tahoe’s magic is not only found in the land but extends to the people who live here.
Community? What does it mean to me? Everything! The true soul of the High Sierras is found in the people who love and support one another unconditionally. Da-ow-a-ga gives life to it’s people by providing enchanting beauty, a stillness, resources, and an everlasting strength. Its people are truly one with the land – magical.