|Photo from Cardelli's Myspace page|
Ever seen a house engulfed in flames? The first thing most bystanders stumbling upon such a tragedy instinctively mutter is, â€œI hope everyone got out ok.â€ Whether or not there are casualties, as specks of ash float upwards through the cardinal and tangerine tented vapor, one canâ€™t help but be locked in the gaze of such astonishing devastation. After the fire is tamed and the new morning sun is pouring over the debris, the town can often be heard discussing reconstruction. â€œWhatâ€™s the new building going to look like? Is it even going to get rebuilt? How did the residents deal with the catastrophe?â€ Itâ€™s from here that I attended church at Calvary Chapel Arcata following the arrest of alleged child rapist and pastor, Dino Cardelli.