Well,it's come around very quickly. Bags almost packed, passport waving, hipflask full, mayan gold dark chocolate in pocket, battered copy of Kerouac in jacket. Tommorow i start the journey up to Oxford University to give a lecture for the Desmond Tutu leadership gathering and then off, off on the iron horse to the great lakes and reddening leaves of Minnesota for the 25 Minnesota Mens Conference telling IRON JOHN with Robert Bly and Daniel Deardorff. What an honor. If i could flip back in time and inform my 23 year old self of this event he would not be entirely displeased, i can assure you.
However, the metaphors will still be hanging in those beloved forests while i am on the plane/ferry to Block Island to begin the WOLF-BEAR MEDICINE SHOW tour with Caroline Casey. Several days on Parzival no less, while she breathes all kinds of dazzling and heart-felt commentary around the planets, the big story, and all the little ones that scamper around in our imagination, looking for the run-way of art to pop out on. We end up in NEW YORK for an equinox show at the KRAINE THEATER-can you get there? I hope so, the waters hot.Google it and Caroline Casey for details.
So another wild and glorious run around Turtle Island. Still, i notice the tang of autumn coming which makes it hard to leave the beloved moors of Devon, and especially my girls. Still Dulcie knows i am consistent with my gifts and she has already put her request in for 'something pink' although Mum has vetoed anything plastic.
Hope to see you on the road or on my return-especially at our first conference
THE WILD HAWK AND THE LOVER'S GARDEN: exploring the Soul in Poetry, Myth, and Music.
OCT 30/31ST. COLEMAN BARKS!-IN ASHBURTON! Hard to believe.
Watch this blog for posts on the road.