The Old Well celebrated Thanksgiving a little early this year with a new universal
tradition. A sort of music festival meets potluck known as Snowgoose Global
Thanksgiving. Victor Villasenor, Oceanside local and Pulitzer Prize nominated author,
is the original source of Snow Goose ; free festivals for peace. All around the world
on the same day, Snow Goose connects souls, hearts, and minds through music and sharing food.
Snowgoose embodies the best values of Thanksgiving and invites the world to join in coming together through music and food, wherever they are. For nineteen years Victor Villasenor at his Rancho in Oceanside, California and others all over the world have celebrated and by coming together for harmony on this date. This year we joined them at The Old Well.
Snow was forcasted for the event so the volunteers and I started early in
putting our souls, hearts, and minds together for the idea of Sunday being sunny. While
setting up early Sunday morning it was very cloudy but not raining. Immediately once
my friends and I arrived at the well, we walked up onto the hill and joined hands and
envisioned the Sun bursting through the clouds. As more of my friends arrived that
morning to help out with the event we continued to join hands to keep the rain at bay.
We set up tarps over benches. For the performers we lit a ﬁre pit and gathered seating around it. We worked with what we had and improvised. Families and friends were together. The warmth of the fire and our food provided our hearts with warmth throught the rain. In true Thanksgiving spirit, we decided to play a game of football in the street as people arrived. My good friends Anthony Helm and Dominic Bennett kicked off the festivities in song and founded the days community vibe in The Old Wellʼs little backyard. We invited people we met from the streets to join us in enjoying good music and food, and we even joined by local musicians Paul Cruz and his daughter Jordan Affeldt-Cruz.
The event also featured poetry from Blue, Donny Madison, and myself. Flips and tricks by Drew Butler-Brown. As the evening set in it started to drizzle. We pulled the ﬁre closer to the music. Dominic and Tony closed the event with another awesome set with Paul Cruz joining them.
We ended with nine of us. A candle lighting and moment of silence for harmony and
peace at sunset. Everyone joining in the celebrations all over joined us wherever they
were at sunset and created oneness for a complete moment leading us closer to
Thank you to all who volunteered their time and supplies. To those who performed and brought food. To the Old Well, and its proprietor Forest Seguin, for being host. To everyoneʼs harmonious energy making Snow Goose such a good time. It rained all day everywhere else except where we were until the evening, and even then, the ﬁre kept its life throughout the night. World peace is possible.
“World harmony is happening and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it." -Victor