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Simply click to opt in or out. Consequently, please visit our website and sign up for your FREE weekly newsletter. Visit. Copyright 2007, Iris Fanning. Now that summer is over, To be honest I reflect on the fact that the Summer of 2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of 1969 -and what a summer that was!
Had I been older thence, I reckon I would have noticed -and appreciated -what that time meant socially and historically, mind you. Thence I don’t remember much of it from an adult’s viewpoint.
It was a doozie if you look at it from my standpoint and the things I’m interested in.
Similar to, Judy Garland died of an accidental overdose of the barbiturate/sleep aid Seconal on June She was only 47 -2 years older than I am now -and yet made show business history in those short years in movies, radio, concerts, and television, and became arguably the greatest gay male icon of all time.
I work with clients very often whose lives are saved, improved, and are thriving thanks to the helpful excellencies of prescription medication.
Her death was a lesson in what substances can mean to us. Judy’s legacy is an example of how these medications must always be treated with respect, even reverene, lest they take over our lives. Sometimes, a great loss like Judy’s death, can be an inspiration. As a result, her death is rumored to have fueled the anger of gay men in the Stonewall Riots, on p of this in June, 1969, that marks the ceremonial beginning of the modern gay rights movement.
Bless those drag queens throwing rocks!
Her life is an example is that you don’t have to live very long to make a lasting impression on the world.
Gay men re down barriers during those nights of rioting in a city of New York and paved the way for a more just, dignified, legitimate, respected, and mainstream existence than ever before. That they would kill for him shows that mind control is a very real, dangerous thing, and underscores why a healthy questioning of authority -whether it’s ward Charles Manson or George Bush -is always a healthy thing. Groupies have idolized powerful bad boy men for centuries. So this event, chronicled in the book Helter Skelter, and others has not lost its macabre appeal in Basically the Manson Murders were also an example of the concept of collective trauma. It’s a well-known fact that the golden summers of Los Angeles would never be similar. Oftentimes native Angelenos will often tell how noone in LA was quite as trusting after those events. People locked their doors. They viewed others with suspicion. They lost some innocence. Known perhaps not until 9/11/01 would such as large group of Americans feel the collective grief caused by one small wellmeaning group’s evilly self indulgent malacious acts with such shared trauma. Consequently, this event showed us that while we might generally try to love our fellow Man, we always have to reserve just a little fight or flight in the back of our minds to guard and protect ourselves, that evil exists, and that strengthening the mind with the ability for objective, critical thinking is a powerful ol that will be a part of almost any young man’s or woman’s emotional/intellectual/social development, lest they be at the mercy of an influential madman. Even so, Actually I knew that the liberation, expression, and meaning of that festival meant a challenge to the status quo -status quos like racism, homophobia, sexism, and the general conservatism with which I grew up that I have generally learned to eschew at any turn.
With the Cold War, I think when we see how awfully conservative things got in the 80′s, greed is good, conspicuous consumption, the return of racism and homophobia, AIDS/HIV, and the hard Right turn in the country under the leadership of the murderous Darth Vader, we will do well to remember the 60′s and 70′s, and the momentous summer of 1969, that meant very much to so many.
With lousy sound quality coming from the major networks’ connection to the lunar capsule, I remember watching many hours looking at our kind of dark TV screen.
It was a problem to see the dark, ‘poorresolution’ images, yet I knew as long as my entire family was gathered around the TV set, including my grandparents who were visiting, that this was a momentous occasion. I’m sure that the Summer of 1969 also brought us the landing on the moon in July. While seeing news coverage of that event has fueled my admittedly rabid attraction to guys with long hair, I think to this day. Yes, that’s right! Back so, the most momentous occasion on TV any year for me was the annual showing of The Wizard of Oz I also have a great affinity for another event of Summer, 1969 -the Woodstock Music Festival. Sure, drugs used to serious abuse is a significant poser, and I treat clients for these kinds of problems each day in my practice.
In our appreciation of our own life history, or history before our lives even began, part of Having the Life You Want. Is living in gratitude. Of all that is around us -in the present.
Let the Sunshine In!
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