"I met this guy on the road. I was walking down main trail at an Ocala Rainbow Gathering and he was coming up from the other direction picking up trash. His half-beard made me smile. The next time I met him was in Santa Barbara sitting at the square.…"
i have true love and respect for all things living.. i have worked in the medical field for many years and would love nothing more to volunteer any of my skills for the better of our Rainbow Family and anyone else in need of love kindness compassion and simple good will. much <3 love
I met this guy on the road. I was walking down main trail at an Ocala Rainbow Gathering and he was coming up from the other direction picking up trash. His half-beard made me smile. The next time I met him was in Santa Barbara sitting at the square. When he wrote me about his book, I was curious to see what Jester the Half-Beard would have to say about his travels. Needless to say, it brought back some of my own experiences. Things I had forgotten and the good ole times I still yearn for. I told him I would write to other hippies about his book. So here I am, writing to you. You gotta check out his book, A Different Road: From Bum to Mystic. It made me laugh and it made me cry. As I read his story, I sometimes wanted to kick him in the butt for the stupid things he did on the road. Even so, he is family, and I am here to support him as he supported me when I was hobbled. Check it out on Amazon:
At 10:31pm on September 26, 2011, Moonshelle said…
It is amazing here. It's so much like a gathering in real-time. We really do share love here. I've been around enough to see serious personality issues and disagreements like you would find in any society, But it is beautiful to see us solve our problems with love. I know of many people here who have not been to a gathering yet, but are seriously benefiting from the blessings of the Rainbow.
I hope your dreams come true and fill your life in ways you haven't even dreamed of.
I'm sure most here join me in thanking you and your neighbors for having us in your wonderful forest. What a wonderful gathering. I got such good feelings from the folks in town and I heard that your Sheriff has a lot to do with the reduction of law enforcement interference at our Church this year. Blessings to you and everyone in your family and community.
I'm so happy you made it! I agree with everyone else here that your picture is beautiful. I wish you would post it in your pictures section so we could see it in a bigger size. I bet everyone would love to see more pics of you and where you live since now your home is extra sacred to so many of us.
We come to the gathering in many beautiful places on the planet, but our visit often leaves little time to see much more than the way in and back out.
St. Helens was amazing to me, and overwhelming to perceive the power and to hear the stories from locals who remember it is just incredible. I know there are so many little blessings all around the mountains and rivers where you dwell.
Welcome Home Aaron. I've been here about a year or so, and i think it's the kindest place on the web and truly a virtual reflection of the gathering that heals us when we make circles in the grass. In my short time, I have witnessed miracles here just as at the gathering. There's lots of family needing healing, and the results here are profound.
Wow! That is shocking! I agree though, non-violence and kindness are the way to go! You must have seen this iconic photo before. It was for a different cause but it works. : ) By the way, my degree is in Natural Resources Conservation and I have been into saving the spotted owls and things like that my entire life and although we are still outnumbered, our numbers are certainly growing and especially recently now that there is pretty much indisputable proof that global warming is occurring at least partly due to our activities. Scientists have been trying to warn us about that since the 60's and I am so glad that more people are finally starting to listen!
My apology for being late for the meetup at Rippee. I found myself detained in Minnesota longer than was planned. I live three hours east of Springfield and would enjoy a meetup for coffee. I will be heading South shortly. Sometime next…"