Monday, January 14, 2008
i wish i were a flower child again - a child of love from the 60's......of course in the sixties i was much older than this flowerchild. i was a young teenager.
in the sixites i learned to take small daisies, sting them together without thread or wire to create a long daisy chain that i could then place on my head, like a wreath around my straight blonde hair. i would pick the daisy with a long stem, cut a long slit in the stem with my nail and then thread the next daisy's stem through the first slitted stem - thus creating a long strand. i could add to this with layers and layers of flower chains to create a very complex looking head band.......lovely. that was the very best part of being a flowerchild --- the flowers.
in the late sixties, i hung out with my friends who were sitting in "love-in"s or "smoke-in"s, but i never smoked. i didn't like it. i was an athlete, afterall - a competitive swimmer. i did not need drugs, grass, dope. just friends to hang with during those years. friends that didn't spend 2 to 4 hours a day working out in the pool. a different kind of group of friends than those i knew from the sheltered pond i existed in....
she's a pretty little girl, isn't she? - very sweet and unassuming and young.