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Weekly Mindfulness Support - Hooray for Our Side

Hello and welcome to this glorious Friday, May 1, 2020! This is a rare and precious day that will never come again. Happy May Day my dear friends.

“There’s something happening here, and what it is ain’t exactly clear.” I love this tune! I always thought the Buffalo Springfield song, “For What It’s Worth” was a Vietnam protest song. I’m glad I looked it up before I started quoting and writing about it. I would have been wrong. Maybe I’m still wrong?

I read that Stephan Stills wrote the now classic in response to the 1966 Sunset Strip curfew riots. The 10 PM curfew came about because residents and business owners were aggravated with late night noise and traffic. The lively younger crowd felt that closing the bars and clubs so early was an infringement of their rights - “There’s battle lines being drawn, and nobody’s right, if everybody’s wrong.” I get the impression that Stills was suggesting to the youth, and everyone else for that matter, that they press the pause button and get a bigger perspective.

Something else happened within a year of this song that gave a few folks an entirely different perspective of life on Earth. In December of 1968, Apollo 8 made the first ever manned trip around the moon. Until this time, NASA, and the astr