When I was younger, I would draw the infamous "peace love and happiness" on everything. It was like my slogan. I don't even know if I understood what that meant. I cringe when I think about that on my trapper keeper.
I literally drew that symbol everywhere. I think I may have even written "flower power" with the "o's" as flowers. Oh, so very creative of me.
When I was in fourth grade, I took a yearbook picture in a tye-dye shirt with these beaded earrings and my sister told me I looked like Janis Joplin.
When I was a senior in high school I became really attached to tye-dye again, and wore it all the time. So much, that when I entered college I had a few good friends that called me a hippie.
That was years ago. I am totally passed it.
Tonight I found myself googling peace sign necklaces and I envisioned myself wearing them in photos and walking out of my apartment complex holding up two in a very peaceful manner to whomever was passing by.
I think my history is repeating itself. Although, without going into too much detail, I think I might understand this whole peace thing a bit better this time around, at least I am trying.
Or maybe I am just a hippie.