It’s not what I expected to be saying in Glastonbury but we have 5 inches of snow and it’s predicted to continue another 4-6; any accumulation here is rare. I have soya cream, sugar and vanilla, which I’ll add to a bowl of snow and mash it up to sweet delight. ‘Snow cream’. It’s homespun tasty and I have the log burner at ‘warm glow’ with a dog beside me waiting for his bone. It’s almost Rockwellian (Norman Rockwell, an American painter of the quaint and homely ideal) only I’m in the UK and where are the biscuits!?
There are a number of recipes I’ve experimented with recently. I was buying a property to launch a creative and spiritual arts salon and accommodation house called Soul Biscuit, so I wanted my pantry to be complete with the best of biscuits. There’s a gluten-free-vegan-sweet-potato-biscuit I’m refining to obscene goodness; that’s my first choice. Now, as we exit the eclipse season of early 2018, I’ve said ‘no’ to the purchase of the house but remain at a solid ‘yes’ to biscuits. Astrologically, eclipses are recognized as times of bringing vital change and often endings in some arena of our lives. With indications along the way that there might be trouble in paradise it wasn’t a monumental shock that delivered me from the building purchase. But,…we were already developing the website for Soul Biscuit B&B! What is a Soul Biscuit anyway?
I came to the UK by following my tried and true method of navigation.
“I woke up one morning and it was like….Glastonbury!”
Well, pretty much. After a trip back to California in June, the potential of moving back to Northern California turned into the realization that ‘now is not the time’. The question of “alright then, what is it time for?” fresh in my mind – I just didn’t know the answer. I went back to my beloved cabin in Phoenicia NY end of June 2016.
Early July, “I woke up one morning and it was like….Glastonbury!” Really?
So began the adventure. I first visited Glastonbury in 1991 and felt at that time I would live there ‘later in life’. Later in life apparently now upon me, I came. My tendency to gather and synthesize disparate elements has always been expressed through the music and words I write, the food I cook, the animals I bring into my home. Then there are the meditations I practice which help to resolve the disparate bits into welcome acceptance and new expressions. Soul Biscuit is this process. A physical location that offers accommodation, space to gather and a rotating menu of creative and spiritual exchange, this is Soul Biscuit in it’s manifest form.
As I ‘tend my spark’ and welcome the muse into my new home, I know more than ever how radical and necessary simple moments of creation are and how the shape of our lives reflects our engagement with life, or lack thereof. I was further inspired to find this article by Caitlin Johnstone Seize The Means Of Creating Culture.
So where am I at now?
Currently Soul Biscuit is online musing, mostly music, astrology, and life as an American in Glastonbury. I’ve set up my Astrology services and will offer music salons in my home this summer, but I’ve released the idea of a building purchase in the immediate future. With UK electricity now safely powering my US studio equipment, I can once again, for the first time since late summer 2016, focus on music. That to me, even more than snow cream and a sweet potato biscuit, is what feeds the soul.