Well, time is a flying arrow, and, for now, this great epic journey through America is almost done. It's early morning here in Point Reyes -the 'LEAVING THE VILLAGE, FINDING THE FOREST, weekend was a huge success - 250 souls on the fri, 60 for the workshop. Rumi round an open fire, David's leaping cello, Lisa's hugely powerful poetry, stories of Wild Third Daughter's and Men that Become Bears. Sat night late i was invited into the Miwok roundhouse (local Native American tribe) as guest storyteller for their solstice celebrations. So after several hours as ceremonial drummer (about 12.45 at night) i told a Firebird story into that most magical of environments. A big honour and i look forward to spending more time with them and witnessing more of their beautiful dances. Big, mad thanks to the great LISA DORON for organizing the weekend and making it such a success; a very gifted woman.
So much to say and so much experienced this last five weeks. I will cherry pic some photos on my return to daub into the blog.
A final hook up with Coleman tonight at a Sufi Conference just outside San Francisco and then home on Monday. Much more on the trip soon amigos(i need 2 hours spare to do justice)-remember, the next WHEEL OF STORY event in Devon a week Saturday! It will be the last one up at Bone Hill House (boo!) so lets give it a big send off and send much love and support to SAM WERNHAM in the process. The story will be one i have never explored before, along with Duende poetry from Lorca and Rilke. See you there!