The Masked Tokenhippygirl – picture taken in Belize.
“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” ~ William Wordsworth
Interests: Wife. Dogs. Camera. Blog. Grandkids. Music. Words. Travel. Family. Friends. Beauty. Inspiration. Nature. Film. Life. Food. Wind. Trees. Chocolate. Peace. People. Clouds. Art. Ocean. Fall. Laughing. Poetry. Theater. Being silly. Ideas. Books. Being with the people I love. Kindness. Hope. Joy.
What’s with the Token Hippy Girl thing? I was working in the Southern part of Oregon for a couple of years and, for those who don’t know, the southern part of the state is pretty conservative. There I was, a very liberal Birkenstocks and beret-wearing girl, living and working amongst a much more conservative set. We always got along great, because you know, to each their own about politics and way of life, but I definitely didn’t fit the mould down there. One day while my boss and I were chatting he paused for a moment and then said with a little twinkle in his eye, “you know… every office has to have at least one token hippy girl and you are ours”. It made us both smile. I loved it and was also sort of proud of it. It sparked a whole thing and engendered a nickname that would stick with me to this day.
Movies I’ll Watch Again and Again: Anything by Hitchcock… especially I Confess, The Trouble with Harry, Suspicion, and Rebecca. Otherwise… Dune, The Usual Suspects, Amadeus, Avatar, The Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, Schindler’s List, Planet of the Apes (1968), Dark City, old sci-fi, Before Sunrise, Playing by Heart, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Inception, Ladyhawke, Legends of the Fall, Holiday, Capote, The Children’s Hour, The Matrix, the first three Star Wars movies, Jackie Brown, State and Main, Gravity, The Martian.
Some Of The Music I Love: Vertical Horizon, Collective Soul, The Stones, BTO, Maroon 5, Dishwalla, Dar Williams, Indigo Girls, America, Michael Buble, Crosby Stills and Nash, Ray Lamontagne, David Gray, Amos Lee, Marc Broussard, Jon McLaughlin, The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Melissa Etheridge, Antigone Rising, Michael Tolcher, The Guess Who, Sarah McLachlan, Benny Goodman, Mozart, Cheryl Wheeler, Bobby Blue Bland, Elton John, Billy Joel, Matt Wertz, Aretha Franklin, Vivaldi, Gomez, Brett Dennen, Andra Day.
Pages I Keep Turning: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Elephant Vanishes, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dry, the Thomas Covenant series, The Night Circus, Tao Te Ching, poetry of e.e. cummings and Pablo Neruda, the Harry Potter series, early Stephen King, Brave New World, The Jungle, Running With Scissors, The Hunger Games, the poetry of Sarah Kay, Red Rising Trilogy.
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