Ahhhh…the Berkshires….where the sun ripples across the mountain range amidst ostentatious clumpings of clouds that unleash all that they have to offer in sudden spasms and then leave bearing mists of quiet. Yes, we are in the Berkshires. Can you tell? We spent most of this last week leading morning classes with Devi Tide at the Abode of the Message. The classes focused on exploring the beauty of the body, mind, heart and soul. We also did performances last Saturday at Club Helsinki in Great Barrington and this Saturday with The Bowmans (twin sisters with amazing musicianship and excellent songwriting) opening for us and then joining us on our set. It is always a delight to have them sing and play with us. Quite a merging and union of voices can be explored when twin vocalists are at hand. This weekend we will be performing three times at FloydFest (in Floyd, VA). If you are headed in that direction you must track us down. Please. Thank you.
I have, of course, spent a good portion of this summer in my home tuft of Quebecois Canadia and upstate NY. There is something so magnificent to me about the periods in summer when, and the locations in which, there is a hint of cold that exists. It is the force that inspires moss to flounder and flowers to flubber. It is the condition that awakens the absolute delight in the heat of summer by offering a hair of contrast. It is what smirkily smiles at the embryonic songs that have found their habitation in me and says “come on out”.
– Moksha Sommer
***All Abode photos by Jane Feldman