Century 21 Adaptations

kenroome

Concord, United States

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This is a mother and son team at the Hippie Hardware kiosk on the 16th street mall in downton Denver. They related to me that to make a side income, she had taken up tye-dye and jewelery making to sell at the Flea Market. They developed a following. Soon after the husband lost his job and this was the only income for a time. When the Downtown business district was looking for unusual vendors to occupy the new kiosk system developed for the street mall, this family jumped at the chance.

If you want to know where all the flower children have gone, you may have to look a little longer, a little further to see – families, jobs, the stresses of the daily tasks of living. You may have to adjust your vision quest, as age takes on an invisability in this youth driven commerce. But…

If you want to know what happened to the ideals of peace love and sister/brother-hood – ey my friend, times they are a changin’ but opinion is hard like a mountain. Wind and water, they wear, but not all at once. First the mountain needs softening, it needs the constant flow, not of abrasion, but of sureity of purpose, of a bringing along, of kindness.

Ideals never belonged to a generation, a nation, a sect. But they are themselves alive, adaptable, happy in patience, willing that none be lost, but that all flow to the sun. In revolution there is a great stirring, a passion, a gathering. But then the real work begins…the day to day of the ideal down in the ditch, scrubbing the floor, raising the children, caring for the world in every small moment. There will be set backs, disappointments and still the ideal does not abandon you…still the memory of youth’s flower oils the joints…moves you through another day.

Words and image by me :)
Taken with permission for use on RB with my little dufus film camera

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