- Oct 2018
- Adelaide south Australia
A few who did aslot of drugs and survived are curiosities not taken seriously by anyone. One of the few survivors I admire is Germaine Greer. I like some of her newspaper articles.One of the things that I find ironic is that most of the peace and love hippies from the 60s have grown old to be bitter, vengeful judgemental people who epitomize what they supposedly opposed in their youth. Well, at least that has been my experience.
Not sure all hippies were smart enough to end up bitter and twisted. My observation is that young dickheads usually grow up to be old dickheads.
I have a vivid memory of what you would call a female hippy: Short, thin, long blonde hair. She was reading history at university. She lived in an old house with her boyfriend and two other couples. They were building a concrete yacht in the back yard (I kid you not)
She was painting a mural on thee lounge room wall; it was the cover of a book by Carlos Castaneda, a complete fraud who claimed to be an anthropologist. The hippies loved him because he wrote about the wonderful, mind expanding effects mescaline. As I said,. young dickheads-------------
What happened? The household split up, half finished yacht left in back yard as gift to landlord. Herself became pregnant after finishing with university and her then boyfriend, who I liked a lot.Don't know what happened after that.She looked and behaved a bit like Forest Gump's Jenny.. By That I mean she was flaky, not promiscuous