The Beginning Part One:
I will start with this quote from June Jordan. I stumbled upon it awhile after I had already decided to partake in my new endeavor and I feel like it’s perfect.
When we heard about the hippies, the barely more than boys and girls who decided to try something different … we laughed at them. We condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money-bitten, frightened, adult lives
― June Jordan,
Passion: New Poems, 1977 1980