There are, in life, and in history, significant “peak moments”; moments that define eras, map changes, signify achievements, mark consequential turning points on the evolutionary road towards the future. Depending on your creed, your spiritual and/or religious senses, your visions of the grand scope and scale of existence, these moments could be The Fall in Eden, the demise of the dinosaurs, Buddha’s days beneath the Bodhi tree, the birth of the universe, the release of Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” the first Super Bowl, the Big Bang, the revelation to Muhammad, The Day The Music Died, the fall of the Roman Empire, Video Killed The Radio Star, the Crucifixion, the assassination of JFK, the sinking of the Titanic, the recording of Blind Willie Johnson’s “God Moves On The Water (in response to the sinking of the Titanic), or The Judgement of Paris.
For a producer of wine, such a moment is budbreak.
Sweet, fragile, beautiful harbinger of hope and promise, Godspeed to you, Godspeed.
(Thanks to Lytton Springs viticulturist Will Thomas for the wonderful picture!)