Tartine Bakery benefit for Ghost Ship Victims

By December 7, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Thursday and Friday, Dec 8-9, 4pm-sell out

“On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”

Like many of you, I didn’t know what The Ghost Ship was until last week, when it burnt down and claimed the lives of at least 36 people. It’s a strange feeling, learning about a slice of utopia only after it’s been destroyed. A whole world opened but already gone. I feel a pain in my throat and chest when I think about what could have been: these 36 people brimming with eccentricity and creativity, flowering out into a city and a world that desperately needed them. Now silenced. Please take a minute to mourn for what we’ve all lost, and can never make right again. Please take a minute to imagine a better world.

On Thursday and Friday, starting at 4pm, Tartine Bakery will be selling a limited amount of country loaves, tea cakes and cookies at Ordinaire. All proceeds will be donated to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, which has set up a Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Ghostship Oakland Fire. Ordinaire will also donate all profits during the bake sale to this fund. We encourage you to also give directly to this fund.