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Theme: Hippie Day 124

I couldn't really think of what to do for this theme, but I just decided to put a flower in my hair and snap some shots. I'm not a flower child or love child, and my parents were not hippies. However, I did spend some of my childhood during the hippie era, and I always thought the hippies seemed pretty cool. I love the music that was born during this time, and still love the listen to artists such as, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Van Morrison, James Taylor, and Cat Stevens….just to name a few.

I was born in 1968 when so much was going on in the United States. I came into this world during the Vietnam war and the Civil Rights Movement. In fact, I was born six days after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. There was a curfew in effect when my parents drove to the hospital for my birth.

I feel lucky to be a child of the 70s and a teen of the 80s. As a child, I played outside until dark, rode my bike, acted out movies, listened to my 45s, and made make-believe lands in the woods. During my teens, music became my sanity, and I spent a lot of time with friends. There were no cell phones or internet, and I sometimes wish my kids knew what that was like. Well, times change quickly and I love the time I have had so far. Here's to peace:))


I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be, someday it's going to come.
Cat Stevens


Feeling groovy,
jules

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    • # Kerry

      Julie - not only do I love the photo but I loved reading about the way you look back on these eras. Being born in 1985 I feel like I missed out on so much in the eras before my time.... so reading and learning about them are all I can do!

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    • # Anjie

      This is just GORGEOUS Jules!
      The tone, the theme, the sunlight, everything about this image is spectacular. faved it because I just couldn't not ;-)

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    • # Lissa

      I love this photo, and especially your narrative. I agree - it was a great time to grow up. I miss so much of the innocence we've lost - being able to walk anywhere we wanted without fear, trick-or-treating for what seemed like miles from home without worry of being poisoned - I could go on. Like you, I treasure the memory.

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    • # Mei-Ling

      Yes, it was great being a child in the 60s and 70s, and I have great memories of those times, too. Thank you for providing the opportunity to reminisce ... Have a great weekend!

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    • # Nellyluna

      I love it. I wish I could have more time to learn all the thing that you guys do.
      Very nice pic.

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    • # Marsha

      Love the photo and the sentiments attached to it. I wish my grandchildren could grow up in the world I grew up with.

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    • # Lotofoto

      This is amazing!
      Beautiful & surreal.
      Love to see this creative side to your photography.

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    • # Sojourner

      My mom has a collection of beatles song and I hate them when I was young. Now, that I'm growing older, i learn to appreciate their songs. ;)

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    • # Tracy

      Really fantastic shot. Love the color and the light shining through. Very natural!

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    • # Megan

      Beautiful photo! I love the lens flare. Thanks for sharing your story!

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    • # Oldbabe

      This ended up to be pretty creative and a great shot. Let the sunshine in...the sun shine in!

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    • # Breezer M.

      this is just fantastic jules. i love the narrative as well. it all comes down to just giving peace a chance ya know? you don't have to be a hippie to enjoy that sentiment, you really nailed it sister. i definitely can understand how my generation and your kids' generation is so removed from when you and my parents grew up. i would have loved to be a child of the 60's. nick and i were totally born in the wrong era hehe

      anyway, i haven't been around much, but i'm trying to catch up! great shot, once again, it's a fav. l&h.

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