I came back from Avebury yesterday, and find myself quite speechless, to be honest. I need to write a poem, or a long article, if anything, so I'm not going to try, yet. Suffice to say I feel quite "stoned".....such potent energies there. I want to write about my experience in a way that does it justice later.
I landed in Wiltshire a week ago, sick as soon as I got off the plane in spite of my "Airborne" immune pills (airplane air is lethel), got on a train to Bath, found a B&B in a town on route called Chippenham (along the famous Avon, where graceful swans actually float), slept for 3 days straight, woke up to talk to my delightful landlady, Mrs. Barrows, and her chickens (shown observing her at her kitchen window), and Mrs. Avebury, a fellow lodger, who was sitting at the table pursuing her geneology project and eating eggs. So, although I was too ill to get to Avebury yet, I rather magically found myself in the company of "Avebury" and "Barrows" ("barrow" is the term for the many ancient prehistoric graves, also near Silbury) in the flesh......I doubt I would have been surprised if a Mr. Stonehenge had walked in for tea. (Honest, I'm not making this up! The Cosmic Punster is alive and well in Wiltshire.)
So here I sit having a coffee, several days later, at the Angel Hotel. Not too far from the River Avon.
I figure, outside of my day among the Stones, nothing could be better.