Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Revolution

I'm currently reading Pattie Boyd's book, "Wonderful Tonight." It is called Wonderful Tonight in the U.S. but in England its called "Wonderful Today:George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me," or just, Wonderful Today. The book is amazing and so interesting! Pattie's childhood had its hard times with her unloving mother and abusive stepfather but with hard times comes the memories of a good childhood. She lived in Kenya when she was a little girl. Looking back on the time Pattie says in her book, "I loved the huge skies, vast landscapes, the incredible feeling of space, and the sky at night, full of bright, bright stars, so close you felt you could reach up and touch them." It sounds amazing and soooo wonderful!! I would love to visit that time period and experience her Kenya. She always talks about the revolution of the 60s. She was at the center of it living in London and being a model. The time sounds lovely and I would give everything to have experience it! The fashion, the people, the atmosphere of the of the whole thing was amazing! And as Pattie puts it,"King's Road was like an exclusive school playground." The friendly streets were adorned with hot modern boutiques and market stalls. "Everyone looked glorious and was so relaxed and friendly," Pattie comments in her book. She was right it the middle of the 60s revolution. The new generation was throwing out the rule of book of those before them. They were ready to begin a new life. The women where coming out and were ready to go to work than wait on hand and foot. The new generation was different then anything like it! The way we thought and look at things was over. Life was restarting. They wanted love and peace and happiness to fill their world. The revolution was called, "the Swinging Sixties because its fall or relaxation toward some social taboos like sexism and racism. The 60s was a real turning point for our world and I would love to have been apart of it.

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