Monday, January 20, 2014

the hippies were right

The flu's been here. It's kind of a game-changer, that flu. But in the big picture such things are just blips. 


We're better now, if you don't count the tubercular coughs and the snot rags still in use.

All of which makes us hippies. 

Which made me think of Episode 3 or Nora Jacobsen's amazing, spectacular, game-changing documentary Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie. 

If you want to know what happened to Vermont between 1950 and 1980, this flick is for you. 

If you want to know why this state of ours has so many organic farms and farmers markets, this flick is for you. 

If you romanticize communes or hippie radicals or think maybe you were born into the wrong era, this flick is for you.  

At the end there's a beautiful song Nora's partner, David, wrote and recorded called "The Hippies Were Right." 

It's one of my favorite songs of the year. 

(And features the ever-tasteful accompaniment of my hubby, Ty, who also wrote much of the music in the film.)

Okay. Enough waxing. Go find yourself a copy already! (Or if you hate hippies, don't. But why would you be here if that were the case?)