Today, traveling through time and space, I return to the 1960's, a time of great social upheaval - just like today.
A blogger in suburban New York City reminded me of a song that seems just perfect for today.
This is a cover of a song that was written for the Broadway show "Hair" sung by the group Three Dog Night.
This is taken from the 1979 movie based on the Broadway show.
The Broadway Show, and later movie, explored the final night of a young man from Oklahoma, a farmhand who was on his way to enlist in the Vietnam War. He meets up with a tribe of hippies in New York City and it's love at first sight between him and a female tribe member. There's just one problem: he's on his way to combat. So....
We live in a time when every day brings news from our government here in the United States. Some cheer. Others become more and more fearful.
When Hair was written, in the 1960's, we were in another era where it seemed things were getting worse daily.
At work recently, a co worker came to visit another co worker. I was just leaving for lunch, but was in the area long enough to hear co worker #1 upset because someone had just unfriended her on Facebook over a news item she had posted. The former friend had taken it "the wrong way".
We can be so cruel to each other on social media. Even a harmless pregnant giraffe living in upstate New York brought out the snark in some because she wasn't giving birth when expected. Seriously?
We are all on edge. We are increasingly polarized.
Yes, too much like my memories of the late 1960's.
Today is "H" Day on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.