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  •  I was on Haight Street recently (5+ / 0-)
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    sberel, lotlizard, RiaD, rserven, BentLiberal
    ...with a younger friend who wondered aloud what it had been like in 1967; I shared with him some of my own recollections (admittedly, from the limited perspective of a 12-year-old sitting in the back seat of Dad's Pontiac) and suddenly I was there again, wide-eyed at the whole crazy carnival atmosphere, twisting around to look out the back window at some impromptu parade, my young soul seduced with smells of pot and jasmine incense.

    Obviously, my Summer of Love was somewhat different from yours, Robyn--to put it mildly. :-) I really enjoy being able to share your memories of that time

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 07:00:41 PM PDT

    •  In many ways... (4+ / 0-)
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      ...I wish I had gone sooner.  But fear paralyzes.  And so does hopelessness.

      •  It hardly lasted (3+ / 0-)
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        It seems to me, it hardly lasted. Would've been hard to time it to be there "on time"

        Don't kick yourself for it

        "History will judge the GOP abdication to NeoCons as the single worst tactical blunder since the Taliban gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden"

        by BentLiberal on Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 09:08:13 PM PDT

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      •  Threre's a great line about the 60's in The Limey (5+ / 0-)
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        lotlizard, RiaD, rserven, Zwoof, slksfca

        For anyone who hasn't seen the movie The Limey it's worth a rental.

        Anyone, this was the line(s):

        VALENTINE
                      Have you ever dreamed of a place ... you
                      don't really recall ever having been
                      to ... a place that probably doesn't even
                      exist except in your imagination ...
                      somewhere far away, half-remembered when
                      you wake up ... but when you were there you
                      spoke the language, you knew your way
                      around ...
                          (significant pause)
                      That was the 60's.

            With that exit line (practiced?), he starts to go.

            Then pauses, turns again.

                                VALENTINE
                      No, it wasn't.  Wasn't either.

            Comes back to her.  Faraway look in his eyes.

                                VALENTINE
                      It was '66 ... early '67.
                          (comes back to now)
                      That was all.

        "History will judge the GOP abdication to NeoCons as the single worst tactical blunder since the Taliban gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden"

        by BentLiberal on Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 09:13:25 PM PDT

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