Monday, 26 May 2014

The Holy Moly

Work on The Holy Moly is almost complete.  There are three occupied apartments and one unoccupied apartment on the ground floor. An ice cream parlour/coffee shop/old fashion soda fountain will be opening soon -- during summer 2014.

The second floor of The Holy Moly is being restored as a gathering space for intimate concerts that include poetry/story telling with film presentation.  It is exciting to think that things I have enjoyed in the past can be resumed here in this part of the world, as I settle-in to the Mississippi Delta.

In my personal experience, I have learned that a comfort zone must be created before learning can occur.  That's what is happening right now at The Holy Moly.  A comfort zone is being created -- air-conditioning and heating is being installed throughout the entire second floor, along with a few other necessities that make life more pleasant anywhere.

The Holy Moly, when it is complete, will have all new electrical systems and plumbing.  These necessities are already installed throughout the ground floor and will help provide the basis for a relaxed environment that I believe is necessary for personal progress.  

I am being honest when I confess that bringing this old masonic temple building back to life and creating a relaxed environment for personal progress has been anything but relaxing!  The process has been a great teacher, nevertheless.

We enjoyed conducting tours of the building during the Juke Joint Festival in April, 2014. We do see the light at the end of the tunnel of this revitalisation project. Or, perhaps, that is the light we see coming through the hole in the roof where the new air conditioner units are being installed on the second floor.  Either way, it's getting exciting for us, here in Clarksdale, Mississippi!  

My husband, Adrian Kosky, and I have been moving steadily forward together with The Holy Moly project.  We are looking forward to the fun bit that comes with friends learning, sharing, laughing -- and probably making music -- together.  We're also looking forward to ice cream & good coffee being available in our new home!

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