posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 12:21 AM
Hippies haven't gone anywhere. The hippies are everywhere! OK, maybe the hair is shorter now and the jeans don't have as many patches but I assure
you that hippies still exist.
I am a hippie....I'm 53 years old now but I still, periodically, allow my hair and beard to grow. I, more often than not, allow myself to "get into
a good head space". I still "groove" to the old music and a lot of the new stuff as well (music is ageless and timeless). I recycle and I
conserve. I still get together with my "hippie friends" for drum circles, guided meditation excersizes (OOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM) and I try,
with all of my might, to care for my fellow man, my next door neighbor and the homeless guy in the doorway.
But being a "hippie" is still more than hair, "chillin", music, the environment and all the other trappings that are usually associated with being
a "hippie". It's about a spirit, a state of mind, a single, focused belief that the world is a good place and it could be a lot better. It's
about enjoying life NOW and it's about leaving a world behind that others can enjoy. It's about loving and respecting yourself and about loving and
respecting others. Its' realizing that there is a lot of pain and suffering in the world and that I can't do anything about that but there is a
homeless dude I know downtown that could use a meal.
Being a hippie, like I said, is a state of mind that encompasses all ages and whose one common trait is that of loving freedom and reveling in the joy
that comes from the simple knowledge that "we are all in this together".
......now I'm off to listen to some "Big Brother and the Holding Company" while I fire up some pachouli incense, brew some tea and do some serious
"chillin'....I mean meditating......ooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmm