What struck me talking to John Ravert about the fire in his music studio over the weekend was that he was very positive.
He chose not to react with anger and sadness, rather, he celebrated the fact that everyone made it out OK and that his main house remained intact. It was very moving.
The damage was very extensive. Ravert collects and restores old pianos and nickelodeons, many of which were in the studio.
Here’s a video of CCN’s “In Your Neighborhood” showcasing Ravert’s collection in February”
Here’s some after photos:
I think of it as God’s stuff anyway. I’m just his property manager.