Wednesday, 15 July 2009


A dazzling display of alternative values and art.
The evolutionary apex of new age practices.
Hippies are doing what you do in your better dreams; They live in leisure, express their emotions, unleash their sexuality, costume their bodies, give themselves new names, sleep till noon (on occasion), connect without fear, scramble their minds (on occasion)for new perspectives.
Here's the King of Kodgers , dressed too conservatively for the occasion, but seduced into the spirit of things by a "contact high." Yes. I'm playful and loose but have much to learn from the hippies who've shucked their egos in pursuit of worthier aims---like aliveness.
Have you heard that straight line architecture is masculine and curvey is feminine--and inherently more interesting. This arbor/sculpture persuades me.
Yeah, here is an issue that Hippies are passionate about. They are winning this battle with the hard heads in Washington. A certain number of hemp plants can now be openly cultivated. A wedge in the wall--sure to topple it in our lifetimes.
And they will have our clothes off or minimal--without shame--also within our lifetime.
And dancing like nobody is watching.
Letting our children be playful in a hundred new ways. Hopefully NOT INDOCTRINATING THEM with religious crap.
And we will dare to try on new personalities. How else would you learn what turns your crank or gives you wings.
A new "thing" with a brand-new sound. I think he invented it.
One of many open air restaurants--straw covered floor--hay bale seats for Paul and I.
Did I mention--there were 973 booths and exhibits--I saw perhaps 300. Many themes you would expect--back to nature--recycling--save the earth--solar energy and cooking. Of particular interest was a new kind of stove called a rocket stove--extremely cheap to manufacture--cooks with tiny twigs for fuel---thousands are already in Haiti and 3rd world countries. (Sorry--didn't get a picture)
He's wearing those new high-tech feet that lets him run like a gazelle. Springy. fun to watch!

Final comment: Some may remember the movie: I love you Alice B Toklas where the hero, destined for a good, prosperous straight life gets sidetracked for awhile into the Hippy Lifestyle.
He is "rescued" by determined parents and set back on the straight path and is preparing to marry the right lady---while the wedding march plays, he reflects on his hippy experience and goes running from the church shouting: THERE'S SOMETHING WONDERFUL OUT THERE.

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