Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
The spring and summer of 1967 brought nearly 100,000 outsiders, activists, and dreamers to San Francisco. These young people traveled far and wide to join a community of artists, musicians, poets, and radicals who would change the world–influencing popular culture through music and art; launching the natural and organic foods movement; protesting war with peace and love; and ushering in an era of greater connectivity.
I was 1/2 a year old and living in Berkeley. Today I am fifty and live about a mile from where I was then. I love the Bay Area for everything it is and what it represents. Especially now, with everything our country is facing.