Circle Game

(2013)

Celebration At Big Sur…I saw that movie. Think I was in high school. It was mondo hippie, that flick, all incense and folk music and babies spinning prayer wheels. I remember Stephen Stills sucker punched a communist. Then he said the answer is to love everybody. You love everybody then you don’t sucker punch communists. Those were complicated times. Joan sang a Dylan tune, and Joni sang where she’d never been, and Judy sang a Circle Game. Oh Happy Day went round and round and round.

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Somebody asked me about the baby in the picture with Judy, Joni, Joan and Cass. I had no idea. I hadn’t even noticed there was a baby. But Stewart Brand tells me–well, the Stewart Brand hologram, since he is no longer with us–told me the baby was the product of all four of them. It was a group conception at a Love In and they named her Aquarius and everyone shared in its nurturing and caring and loving and diapering and she is now 44 years old and owns a high tech company that has an app that can turn GMO’s into pure love and save the planet and the whales and walk around naked at Burning Man and recite the Whole Earth Catalog from memory and made the Stewart Brand hologram that told me that the baby was a group conception at a Love In and they named her Aquarius and everyone shared in its nurturing and caring and loving and diapering and she is now 44 years old and owns a high tech company that has an app that can turn GMO’s into pure love and save the planet and the whales and walk around naked at Burning Man and recite the Whole Earth Catalog from memory and made the Stewart Brand hologram that told me that the baby was a group conception at a Love In and they named her Aquarius and everyone shared in its nurturing and caring and loving and diapering and she is now 44 years old and owns a high tech company that has an app that can turn GMO’s into pure love and save the planet and the whales and walk around naked at Burning Man and recite the Whole Earth Catalog from memory and made the Stewart Brand hologram that told me this.

Dude, I said, Escher. Way Escher.

Stewart looked at me without blinking.

Celebration At Big Sur…I saw that movie. Think I was in high school. It was mondo hippie, that flick, all incense and folk music and babies spinning  prayer wheels. I remember Stephen Stills sucker punched a communist. Then said the answer is to love everybody. You love everybody then you don’t sucker punch communists. Those were complicated times. Joan sang a Dylan tune, and Joni sang where she’d never been, and Judy sang a Circle Game. Oh Happy Day went round and round and round.