This past month gave rise to a heavy heart. Chris Ayres, the wife of Moonshine Ink columnist Robert Ayres, passed away in late August. A dear friend of mine, Suki Morgan, left this world a week later. It’s been a time of deep grief.
Yet in mourning, there is always the kernel of life, of celebrating your loved ones and appreciating that you are still here on this great earth. A few days after Suki passed, Arts for the Schools brought the aerial dancing troupe, Project Bandaloop, to grace the towers of the Resort at Squaw Creek. Suki deeply loved dancing so a handful of us, the heavy-hearted, went. It was an uncharacteristic Tahoe gray day, but as the dancers threw down their first ropes, the clouds parted and we were treated to a scene of beauty, grace, and thrill. Even in sadness, life perseveres.

As always,
Mayumi Elegado


  • Mayumi Peacock

    Hailing from a U.S. military family and a graduate of the University of Florida, Mayumi Peacock has lived in several corners of the country and globe, yet Tahoe/Truckee has been her home since 1999. She is founder and publisher of Moonshine Ink, the region’s award-winning independent newspaper, which continues to be created by, for, and of the community. Other passions include family, animals, books, healthy living, and humane food.

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