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Melissa Gibbs
@melissa-gibbs
3 years ago
2 posts

Sorry if this posted twice?? I haven't done this before and I think I did the first one wrong!

I'm a mother of three in suburbia, very mainstream family ( mom, dad, sisters grandma , uncle) who haven't ever really said anything negative regarding my dreads? But don't really understand them either. They also don't get my tattoos and piercings - except my sis , so that didn't really surprise me.

I had several brain surgeries when I turned 30 and was forced to cut my long, thick , curly hair. It was fairly traumatic for me as my hair was a big part of my self esteem. On top of the new bald look was a ton of weight gain and the loss of my job and quite a bit of memory so all in all I didn't feel like myself anymore. No longer dressed the way I felt comfortable and instead have been reduced to Walmart threads and just kinda lost my way. I had just finished my college course as a medical office specialist and had only been working 2 years in that field when I ended up on SSI and at home ALL the time.Financially strapped, depressed, with the surgeries triggering agoraphobia issues, and memory lapses and ramping up my OCD and bipolar conditions, life has been very challenging the last ten years.

About two years ago my little boy decided he wanted a Doctor Who backpack and as I was broke I decided to make him one- that was the beginning of a crazy journey into an Etsy shop where I sell hand painted shoes and bags. I had been crafty before ? but hadn't had any luck ever capturing anything in painting or drawing. 200 sales later and a Facebook page with over 6,500 members I am now thankful for my surgeries as I am pretty sure they are what somehow revealed my artistic talent. I get to be a geek for a living :)

About 8 months ago my hair had grown long again but was thin, falling out and had serious tangling issues. I was so afraid I was going to be bald,and permanently this time! I have always loved the idea of dreads but was afraid of the "dirty" aspect and the stories you hear about what is inside of them lol. Plus I didn't have the wardrobe I felt I needed to go with them. Finally after months of debate and research I decided to go for it!!! A friend came over and helped me start them out. I wanted them to be a journey and a beginning of getting MYSELF back. Not just a mom and a sometimes wife ( long story) but that fun, quirky, independent person I was before life knocked me down. With my shoes giving me renewed confidence I was hoping to get healthy again and enjoy life- beginning with my dreadies. They aren't what I had imagined at all? Having issues with my neck and arm, palm rolling was difficult and many sites said not to do it anyways- another idea maybe for your show. The conflicting and confusing information regarding the best method and product or lack of that you find when researching dreadlocks. My hair is insanely curly and my dreads have become kinked and shrunk up to my chin! They locked up in weeks and blunted themselves in no time. Not a uniform size at all either so my OCD doesn't love them lol. I wear them up most of the time and leave my favorite one down :) I'm hoping that if I stick with them for years and they start to grow long maybe the will unkink or at least not look bent and larger on the bottom. Getting through the dandruff stage was tough and I'm sure it will come back. I also had issues with glitter over the holidays, the ornaments I made had huge snow glitter and it was everywhere including in my dreads!

At this point they are part of me and I can't imagine cutting them off. Not perfect by any means and a bit kinked - like me. I make beads to put in them and they tell a story like my ink. I'm still painting shoes and am realizing that I can actually call myself an artist which is wicked cool! Even my teenage daughter doesn't hate them now. My little boys absently play with them when we cuddle and my baby niece likes my favorite dread too :P

So that's the story of my dread journey so far. There will be a day when I love them and can proudly post pictures. Weight loss hasn't happened- too busy painting shoes lol, but I'm feeling motivated to work on it again. Someday I will be funky hippie chick again, but at least my dreads make me feel more unique and brave!

I attached pics pf my shoes just because I'm kinda proud of them? And since you asked about businesses and nobody ever gets it when I say I paint shoes lol.


updated by @melissa-gibbs: 07/23/15 07:45:48AM
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

those shoes are awesome

and that story blew me away and inspired me to tell mine..long version

but 1st ill suggest u leave your dreads down more tying up all the times probably causing the issue u are trying to hide

when i was young..well lets say alotta this is embarrassing ..especialy at the time, when i was in elementary thru high school i was told what i was alowed to wear on a daily basis..and it was always the ultimate in geekiness no not even geekiness when real young it was absolutely re3diculouse but later ele3mentary into jr high my parents tried forcing me to be the ultimate preppy n type even to the point oif 1st day of jr high a suite n tie and ..ack..breifcase..

as u can guess this was sooo not me..not even close but i was never really alowed to be me..in any way.. from the music i was alowed to listen to (they liked opera classical and oldies) the 1st albulms i wsas permitted to have was foreigner 4 and the soundtrack tio star wars cause they were the least like "jungle music"

i would go to bed with a tiny speaker under my pillow listening to the coledge radio stations just to be less closed off frtrom it all (just started and didnt think id go into so much detail) anyway back to school being forced into that role i was bullied alot ofcourse, started sneaking out to our horse trailer or barn b4 school to chyange into something more normal and again back to the ..whowever that was they wanted me to be aftyer school

but normal wasnt good enough n started dressing pretty crazy (it was the late 70's early 80's /crazy was relative) then 1 day decided to lighten mty hair a tad in the front..all hell broke loose and was told "you can be yourself only after you move oyut"..

oh backtrack this might also be important to mentioin

as far back as i can remember (age 3?) my mom always insisted on cutting everyone hair herself..horibly..just cause she was so anal youd need a crowbar to pry a single penny oloose from her grasop..not that we were hurting for money at all just super tight (actualy counted the number of toiletpaper squares u were alowed to use and there were condiments and stiff in the fridge and cabinets from before they got married )

anyways when it came time to cut my hair wich i hated it was always a chase tackle pin down stop squirming or youll lose an ear situation that often did end with almost losing an ear

untill the day i moved out i had only 1 5 dollar haircut..in my life.. wich was a sucky cut too but sure was a hell of alot better then the cutting by force

ill skip over all the crazy ideas they had of disapline like throwing all the kids (especialy me the oldest) out of the house 1-3 times a week to live on the front porch then scrub a brick with a toothbrush for up to 8 hoiurs straight to get back in..but needless to say i took off at an early age..14

had a few crazy years back then..wild..slightly dangerouse but fun too (looking back now tho i have no idea why i thought it was fun)

i ended up at my 1st rainbow gathering at 19..totaly lifechanging..really discovered myself there during the wild years after escaping b4 the gathering i was ..i guess trying on a diferent rebelios me.;.i felt like me inside but didnt act like me outwardly didnt look or dresass like me either

i cant remember if i started dreading my 1st set b4 or after the gathering but was around then

i hadnt realized just how much dreading changed me either or no helped me feel ok being me

they were truly the neglect word tho all congos 2 horns and a beavertail..crazy ..and ill admit dirty (was as close to n the streets as u can be without being on the streets the house we shared..insanely strange wild house..had no plumbing at all)

it wasnt a goo0d situation but then again it was because it was bringing me to myself..and not givijng me any choice in the matter lol

well maybe a year or 2 later ..my ex (super materialistic 5000 dollar makeup and hairspray habbit ..whatever u wanna call her without using anything starting with b..(no idea what i was thinking) well her and my parents talked me into my ultimate horror

went to a barber off came the dreads (tearfully devestatingly even tho that set was prettyu..umm messed up? still oloved them) and on went a business suite..ugh.. i tried hard to not be so ..like everyone else .. thin leather tie maybe the oants lil more style lil less..bland but hated it never felt like me was profoundly deporessed like i lost everything t5hat meant anything at all

so off i went to school for computer programming (mainframes ..lil pc but only ..dos ..codinmg where u write 1000 pages just to get a paper to print out saying this is printing..and a . or , or space misplaced causes a crash u got to sort thro0ugh 1's and 0's to find (i give my dad credit when he was a programmer it was all done on punch cards that 1000 page program would fill the room to the ceiling with cards .. drop 1 and your screwed) anyway point of this rambling is..although i was getting great grades ..i had a massive headache constantly was stressed tense..miserable

\

like the above poster being thankful for a brain nsurgery and memory loss my salvation came with a cost too

at my graduation party the ex that talked me into this misery i went to go pick her up and that whas the moment she decided to be an ex (thank god but the timing ..oh the timing) so off i go bacik to a party a career a life i didnt want miserable and pissed off

i decided to take my bros motorcycle out for a soin around the block (country blocks wich was around 3-5 miles) and on a sharpo corner was a huge pothole..the size of the mane (and bros bikje was a crotch rocket) it threw me into tye guard rail anbd ui went flying ..landing on a rock in a creekbed and breaking my back

as the paramedics show iup im screaming in the worse pain u can imagine i hear my parents show up..and guess what ui hear? "why do they have to cut off his suite ui just bought that suite"//yup that was my moms number 1 concern at that momment

so off to the hospitol i go with a broken back and severed spine ..ironicly to spend the exacyt same length of time hospitolized as i did in the school..so forgot most of what they crammed in in a hurry

the day i get out of the hosp now in a wheelchair still in lots of pain and weak they take me to show me a luxury apartment that was way out of my price range that they picked out for me expectimng me to have a job programming making 30,000 to start within a week..and even had the insight to hand me a budget that budjetted every single pe3nny to afford the place..ugh i had it i decided then and there that my life woiuld be my choice froim then on\

2 weeks later i was flying gliders with www.freedomswings.org ands started trying to get my glider pilots liscene

that was a start..felt set free

a few months later was back in the woods at a rainbow gathering..ahhh home again (and 2 weeks pushing a wheelchair on mountain terain sure makes u strong in a hurry)

few more months and was at the gathering in vermont ..between gaqtherings i think i cut the top of my hair to quiet complaints but let the back get linger (didmnt know that was a mullet at the time lol) at the vt gathering i traded for a few beads had a sister stick em in tyhe back and a few ppl gave me hair wraps a few places on the shorter top

that was the day these dreads began and on that day i knew 1 thing was certain

they would never be cut..they would trim themselves by wearing off frrom dragging on the ground

funny how that was the 1 and only thing id ever been so sure of at that pouint

i know this is getting very long but were just getting to the good parts

me

yup here i am..finaly and permenatly

from this point on the story gets better

so no9w that my dreads are growing and im doing my thing ive had several jobs but always jobs i wanted..jobs i felt good about..jobs helping peopole

when i couldnt do that i worked for me makimg jewlery

but when i had a legit job it was always something to help maker the world a better place (often in the non profit secter)

i kept going to gatherings as well when 1 day the gathering came to me in a small but big way

1 single rainmbow kitchen showed up just down the street

rigfht across the street from my apartment was a tiny lil street..alley almost called budd street (buddism is enlightenmentism budd enlightenment) budd st was 3 blocks long and ended in the gut just around the corner from the bottoms ..aka cracktown

right in the center of craxcktown was a corner where budd ended ..only 2 houses remained intact the rest crumbling or collapsing or missing whole walls. and the rest empty lots 1 the whole block..with a hermit shack full of garbage and scr5aps..you get the picture gheto as gheto gets

but what a magical place full of the most colorful charachets..and love ]but im getting ahead of myself the day the kitchen on a schoolbus called everybodies kitchen (legaly owned and registered to everybody..including you) showed up on budd st it was a diferent story..kids throwing rocks at you, guns beinjg oulled prostitution and drug dealing in the open every morn signs of tricks right there in the ipen or possiboly rape (sheaded clothes) everyone u saw out to stel from you

but that was day 1

day t2 1500-3000 fed..3 meals..not soup kitchen slop the most amazing yummy veggie food u ever had (i got so fat) ontop f that 2 tons of produce given awauy a day..and they were treated kindly with respect

the neighbourhood changed..drasticly week by week

the kitchen remained there for 3 monthgs duriung the rnc protests and beyiond

at the end of the 3 months they left to move on and every crackhead and homeless and alcaholic..anmd the entiure neighbourhood for blocks..and the police too asked me eveery single day "whens the bus commimng back"

(srry bout typos i'm so tired a seem like ive been typing hours)

anywho all that was loeft was a kickaszs adobe oven and 4 garden beds full of mung mbeans

but me and a mentaly challenged guy from the hood candyman (only guy smart enough to not drink or do drugs was retarded haha) (what a sweet amazing man though) we were left to try to maintain thed love

we ketpt that oven burning 24/7 it literaly heated the whole bloock and was soo amazingly eficient it smoked 2 minm when u lit it then put out zero smoke just enough heat to warm the block all winter

anyway we decided to do something special

me, candyman and hamdiya mu were there the day we came up with the namee 'lots of love"

and oh my god was it ever

arms asleep ouch typing may get worse but were at a great point in this story 1 i am so propud of

u could say lots of love was a community garden..but most community gardens have gates and fees and assigned plots and rules (after a few years we had 1 rule no hard drugs)

we had none of that..it was open to everybody anyone could plant anything anywhere

anyone could come harvest a bag of tomatoes or garlic or eggplant or things ive never even heard of

there was a tray attached to the outside of the fence where wed put everything we picked that day ..free for the takinmg

there was a picnic table that always had food ion it..but noone had any idea where the food ccame from]

every morning wed find art hanging on the fence..no idea where it came from i was often there till 4 am after 4 years i mst the artist hed put it there at 5 am every dayt

it was so safe iean..the safest i have ever felt anywhere the drugs moved away out of respect so did the vioelence the kids that threw rocks now cooked food tended gardens amnd..hugged everyone instead..oh how those kids changted! we tutured them we did crafts took them oin trips..practicly took on the parent roles (all had fatheres lost to drugs or violence)

people came from the oposite side of the country to camp..open air sleeping under the stars or in tents in the middle of what was a violent crack hood

hell it was so peacefil and beautiful i had dates there ..azt 4 am

the cops oh they were so wonderful ..knew them all by 1st name and they would stop me and ask me if i knew where john (the leitenant) wzass

the cops cooked with ius (even after smelling up the whole block baking ganja cookies) they gave us veggies out of their gardens

even a new door for the adobe oven (technically ilegal to have a fire in the middle of trhe boloick)

the neighbourhood gave us the last remaininjg houses (the city promiced us the buildings too

we started a non profit too rising phoenix artist collective i on the board of directors and a founding member

the goal was to use the existing houses on the block for free artists studio space as well as teaching arts toi the kids in the hood (the artists to get free space had to teach classes in thier mediums to the kids as well as other community projects block cleanups etc etc)

we had the city council involved congressmen local churches nu name it

anyway ..after 8 years..nearly a decade of magic everyone involved moved away leaving me and candymanm trying to keep the fire going as the drugs moved back in the block became a trash dump again (even abandoned buldozers were dumped there to rot)

every morning wed clean up 6 huge garbage cans of empty 40 oz beers bottles and thousands ..oirtarly thousands of used needles

it was too much for just us to do and the city went back on thier word and leveled every building ariound..then buldozed the block..lots of love was no more now new low income houses stand there and a new crack hood

well

theres more to my story

i havent gotten to this swite yet

but that will come in the next novel..lol

srry was so long rambling and typed badly




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Melissa Gibbs
@melissa-gibbs
3 years ago
2 posts

Thank you so much for sharing. I have yet to go to a Rainbow Gathering but have always wanted to when I lived near Humboldt County in Ca. Did my fair share of hot springs and met many people who had been and shared the joy. Sometimes good does come out of tragedy and when you are grateful to be alive you can weather any storm. I have the little people to live for - just am trying to learn how to live for myself too! Wish I could have been part of your community, but am glad I found this one. Probably many people here who can help me find some comfy and more "me" style clothes too lol. Another someday maybe when the littles aren't needing so much ( keep growin outta everything!) I'll set the dreads free more often and see if that helps :) Also I am from Vermont originally , beautiful place to have a gathering!

I'll be looking for your next novel ;)

soaring eagle said:

those shoes are awesome

and that story blew me away and inspired me to tell mine..long version

but 1st ill suggest u leave your dreads down more tying up all the times probably causing the issue u are trying to hide

when i was young..well lets say alotta this is embarrassing ..especialy at the time, when i was in elementary thru high school i was told what i was alowed to wear on a daily basis..and it was always the ultimate in geekiness no not even geekiness when real young it was absolutely re3diculouse but later ele3mentary into jr high my parents tried forcing me to be the ultimate preppy n type even to the point oif 1st day of jr high a suite n tie and ..ack..breifcase..

as u can guess this was sooo not me..not even close but i was never really alowed to be me..in any way.. from the music i was alowed to listen to (they liked opera classical and oldies) the 1st albulms i wsas permitted to have was foreigner 4 and the soundtrack tio star wars cause they were the least like "jungle music"

i would go to bed with a tiny speaker under my pillow listening to the coledge radio stations just to be less closed off frtrom it all (just started and didnt think id go into so much detail) anyway back to school being forced into that role i was bullied alot ofcourse, started sneaking out to our horse trailer or barn b4 school to chyange into something more normal and again back to the ..whowever that was they wanted me to be aftyer school

but normal wasnt good enough n started dressing pretty crazy (it was the late 70's early 80's /crazy was relative) then 1 day decided to lighten mty hair a tad in the front..all hell broke loose and was told "you can be yourself only after you move oyut"..

oh backtrack this might also be important to mentioin

as far back as i can remember (age 3?) my mom always insisted on cutting everyone hair herself..horibly..just cause she was so anal youd need a crowbar to pry a single penny oloose from her grasop..not that we were hurting for money at all just super tight (actualy counted the number of toiletpaper squares u were alowed to use and there were condiments and stiff in the fridge and cabinets from before they got married )

anyways when it came time to cut my hair wich i hated it was always a chase tackle pin down stop squirming or youll lose an ear situation that often did end with almost losing an ear

untill the day i moved out i had only 1 5 dollar haircut..in my life.. wich was a sucky cut too but sure was a hell of alot better then the cutting by force

ill skip over all the crazy ideas they had of disapline like throwing all the kids (especialy me the oldest) out of the house 1-3 times a week to live on the front porch then scrub a brick with a toothbrush for up to 8 hoiurs straight to get back in..but needless to say i took off at an early age..14

had a few crazy years back then..wild..slightly dangerouse but fun too (looking back now tho i have no idea why i thought it was fun)

i ended up at my 1st rainbow gathering at 19..totaly lifechanging..really discovered myself there during the wild years after escaping b4 the gathering i was ..i guess trying on a diferent rebelios me.;.i felt like me inside but didnt act like me outwardly didnt look or dresass like me either

i cant remember if i started dreading my 1st set b4 or after the gathering but was around then

i hadnt realized just how much dreading changed me either or no helped me feel ok being me

they were truly the neglect word tho all congos 2 horns and a beavertail..crazy ..and ill admit dirty (was as close to n the streets as u can be without being on the streets the house we shared..insanely strange wild house..had no plumbing at all)

it wasnt a goo0d situation but then again it was because it was bringing me to myself..and not givijng me any choice in the matter lol

well maybe a year or 2 later ..my ex (super materialistic 5000 dollar makeup and hairspray habbit ..whatever u wanna call her without using anything starting with b..(no idea what i was thinking) well her and my parents talked me into my ultimate horror

went to a barber off came the dreads (tearfully devestatingly even tho that set was prettyu..umm messed up? still oloved them) and on went a business suite..ugh.. i tried hard to not be so ..like everyone else .. thin leather tie maybe the oants lil more style lil less..bland but hated it never felt like me was profoundly deporessed like i lost everything t5hat meant anything at all

so off i went to school for computer programming (mainframes ..lil pc but only ..dos ..codinmg where u write 1000 pages just to get a paper to print out saying this is printing..and a . or , or space misplaced causes a crash u got to sort thro0ugh 1's and 0's to find (i give my dad credit when he was a programmer it was all done on punch cards that 1000 page program would fill the room to the ceiling with cards .. drop 1 and your screwed) anyway point of this rambling is..although i was getting great grades ..i had a massive headache constantly was stressed tense..miserable

\

like the above poster being thankful for a brain nsurgery and memory loss my salvation came with a cost too

at my graduation party the ex that talked me into this misery i went to go pick her up and that whas the moment she decided to be an ex (thank god but the timing ..oh the timing) so off i go bacik to a party a career a life i didnt want miserable and pissed off

i decided to take my bros motorcycle out for a soin around the block (country blocks wich was around 3-5 miles) and on a sharpo corner was a huge pothole..the size of the mane (and bros bikje was a crotch rocket) it threw me into tye guard rail anbd ui went flying ..landing on a rock in a creekbed and breaking my back

as the paramedics show iup im screaming in the worse pain u can imagine i hear my parents show up..and guess what ui hear? "why do they have to cut off his suite ui just bought that suite"//yup that was my moms number 1 concern at that momment

so off to the hospitol i go with a broken back and severed spine ..ironicly to spend the exacyt same length of time hospitolized as i did in the school..so forgot most of what they crammed in in a hurry

the day i get out of the hosp now in a wheelchair still in lots of pain and weak they take me to show me a luxury apartment that was way out of my price range that they picked out for me expectimng me to have a job programming making 30,000 to start within a week..and even had the insight to hand me a budget that budjetted every single pe3nny to afford the place..ugh i had it i decided then and there that my life woiuld be my choice froim then on\

2 weeks later i was flying gliders with www.freedomswings.org ands started trying to get my glider pilots liscene

that was a start..felt set free

a few months later was back in the woods at a rainbow gathering..ahhh home again (and 2 weeks pushing a wheelchair on mountain terain sure makes u strong in a hurry)

few more months and was at the gathering in vermont ..between gaqtherings i think i cut the top of my hair to quiet complaints but let the back get linger (didmnt know that was a mullet at the time lol) at the vt gathering i traded for a few beads had a sister stick em in tyhe back and a few ppl gave me hair wraps a few places on the shorter top

that was the day these dreads began and on that day i knew 1 thing was certain

they would never be cut..they would trim themselves by wearing off frrom dragging on the ground

funny how that was the 1 and only thing id ever been so sure of at that pouint

i know this is getting very long but were just getting to the good parts

me

yup here i am..finaly and permenatly

from this point on the story gets better

so no9w that my dreads are growing and im doing my thing ive had several jobs but always jobs i wanted..jobs i felt good about..jobs helping peopole

when i couldnt do that i worked for me makimg jewlery

but when i had a legit job it was always something to help maker the world a better place (often in the non profit secter)

i kept going to gatherings as well when 1 day the gathering came to me in a small but big way

1 single rainmbow kitchen showed up just down the street

rigfht across the street from my apartment was a tiny lil street..alley almost called budd street (buddism is enlightenmentism budd enlightenment) budd st was 3 blocks long and ended in the gut just around the corner from the bottoms ..aka cracktown

right in the center of craxcktown was a corner where budd ended ..only 2 houses remained intact the rest crumbling or collapsing or missing whole walls. and the rest empty lots 1 the whole block..with a hermit shack full of garbage and scr5aps..you get the picture gheto as gheto gets

but what a magical place full of the most colorful charachets..and love ]but im getting ahead of myself the day the kitchen on a schoolbus called everybodies kitchen (legaly owned and registered to everybody..including you) showed up on budd st it was a diferent story..kids throwing rocks at you, guns beinjg oulled prostitution and drug dealing in the open every morn signs of tricks right there in the ipen or possiboly rape (sheaded clothes) everyone u saw out to stel from you

but that was day 1

day t2 1500-3000 fed..3 meals..not soup kitchen slop the most amazing yummy veggie food u ever had (i got so fat) ontop f that 2 tons of produce given awauy a day..and they were treated kindly with respect

the neighbourhood changed..drasticly week by week

the kitchen remained there for 3 monthgs duriung the rnc protests and beyiond

at the end of the 3 months they left to move on and every crackhead and homeless and alcaholic..anmd the entiure neighbourhood for blocks..and the police too asked me eveery single day "whens the bus commimng back"

(srry bout typos i'm so tired a seem like ive been typing hours)

anywho all that was loeft was a kickaszs adobe oven and 4 garden beds full of mung mbeans

but me and a mentaly challenged guy from the hood candyman (only guy smart enough to not drink or do drugs was retarded haha) (what a sweet amazing man though) we were left to try to maintain thed love

we ketpt that oven burning 24/7 it literaly heated the whole bloock and was soo amazingly eficient it smoked 2 minm when u lit it then put out zero smoke just enough heat to warm the block all winter

anyway we decided to do something special

me, candyman and hamdiya mu were there the day we came up with the namee 'lots of love"

and oh my god was it ever

arms asleep ouch typing may get worse but were at a great point in this story 1 i am so propud of

u could say lots of love was a community garden..but most community gardens have gates and fees and assigned plots and rules (after a few years we had 1 rule no hard drugs)

we had none of that..it was open to everybody anyone could plant anything anywhere

anyone could come harvest a bag of tomatoes or garlic or eggplant or things ive never even heard of

there was a tray attached to the outside of the fence where wed put everything we picked that day ..free for the takinmg

there was a picnic table that always had food ion it..but noone had any idea where the food ccame from]

every morning wed find art hanging on the fence..no idea where it came from i was often there till 4 am after 4 years i mst the artist hed put it there at 5 am every dayt

it was so safe iean..the safest i have ever felt anywhere the drugs moved away out of respect so did the vioelence the kids that threw rocks now cooked food tended gardens amnd..hugged everyone instead..oh how those kids changted! we tutured them we did crafts took them oin trips..practicly took on the parent roles (all had fatheres lost to drugs or violence)

people came from the oposite side of the country to camp..open air sleeping under the stars or in tents in the middle of what was a violent crack hood

hell it was so peacefil and beautiful i had dates there ..azt 4 am

the cops oh they were so wonderful ..knew them all by 1st name and they would stop me and ask me if i knew where john (the leitenant) wzass

the cops cooked with ius (even after smelling up the whole block baking ganja cookies) they gave us veggies out of their gardens

even a new door for the adobe oven (technically ilegal to have a fire in the middle of trhe boloick)

the neighbourhood gave us the last remaininjg houses (the city promiced us the buildings too

we started a non profit too rising phoenix artist collective i on the board of directors and a founding member

the goal was to use the existing houses on the block for free artists studio space as well as teaching arts toi the kids in the hood (the artists to get free space had to teach classes in thier mediums to the kids as well as other community projects block cleanups etc etc)

we had the city council involved congressmen local churches nu name it

anyway ..after 8 years..nearly a decade of magic everyone involved moved away leaving me and candymanm trying to keep the fire going as the drugs moved back in the block became a trash dump again (even abandoned buldozers were dumped there to rot)

every morning wed clean up 6 huge garbage cans of empty 40 oz beers bottles and thousands ..oirtarly thousands of used needles

it was too much for just us to do and the city went back on thier word and leveled every building ariound..then buldozed the block..lots of love was no more now new low income houses stand there and a new crack hood

well

theres more to my story

i havent gotten to this swite yet

but that will come in the next novel..lol

srry was so long rambling and typed badly

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

u shouldnt have quoted that lol so much scrolling now

yes the vt gathering was the 1.. tye 1 by wich i compare all others always hopoing for 1 to be just a lil higher but never happened

ill write the next chaper afyerr a good long sleep and recharge




--
Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

ok chapter 2

then till now

so were backtracking again to9 a few years before lots of love, at that time there used to be a chat program called powwow on powwow there was a chat room called medicine spirit lodge run by a sweet older cherokee nurse names wa ta chee (grandma wa we called her)

there were other chat roomks like the flirt nook that was mostly ppl looking for cybersex or whatnoit but i stuck to the lodge

anyway 1 day a woman came into the lodge , with a naked profile photo and wa ta chee asked me to talk to her and explain it wasnt appropriate for a family freindly and spiritual space

so i start talking to this woman..and start to find out some absolutely shocking things about her

1st and foremost was the fact that she was absolutely incapable of saying the word no..to anyone..for any reason..her father beat the word out of her vocabulsry at age 6

and where that left her at 38 was with 4 kids she couldnt even hug, doing sexual favors for anyone and evertyone who asked..all day and night

and a slave to a master online whos face she was never alowed to see and whos name she was not alowed to know or speak.. and this sick creep made her promice that if he commanded shed abandon her kids , meet him in a secluded place , and let him rape, kill, and dismember her

she was also trained to comit suicide on command if it was his disire

so from that point on i spend 8-16 hours a day typing to her trying to break her out of this cycle ..and wed make progress till he came on and destroyed her again with just 15 minutes of punishment..punishment was sexualy degrading things with random people..and "lines" think of bart simpson writing on the chalkboard 10,000 times i am a worthless slut or whatever

it was so bad i couldnt even get her to coipy a page or only do 9,999 lines..and its not like the creep ever even saw them she was just incapable of disobeing in any way

months went by slowly slowly making progress but never able to break that control..till 1 day the creepy "master" tried chAtting with a good freind (who was pretty sexy) so me and her kinda set him up got him on cfam and recorded it..1st he was a huge fat ugly nasty complexioned greaseball but what was even better (for her freedom) a pathetic whiny lil weasel

he was literaly in tears begging for her to take off her shirt.. no strong im in control youyr my slave shit just a pathetic loser who couldnt attrac t anyone without hiding

the spell was broken and she escaped..and imediatelky everything we talked about those months sunk in and she was a new woman..

then lost touch for a few years when she contacted me to thank me foir giving her her life back she was getting married to a really nice guy was able to hug and care for her kids and finaly could say no (i literaly had to have her type

n o

then

n o

and slowly move them to n o

but she could still never type the n next to o

the control was powerful

so that got me interested in helping ppl thast really needed the help

later i found a site hipforums that was huge and seemed cool at the time (but had a whole lottsa darkness too)

i mostly hung out in the rainbow and dreadlocks forums but pretty much posted everywhere too (well there were parts overrun by chronic masterbators that i avoisded) over the years i was on there helped a dozen or so avoid suicide helped 1 girl escape a wanabe (or self proclaimed) cult leader freak that pretty much plauged the site trying to lure in a "mother of my devine king" this time it was a sweet 18 year old as soon as i mnade a singfle comment about how hes asked a dozen women a day to marry him a dozen of his ex's that were hiding thier identities beggedme to help her escape..wich lead to death threats against me by the cult leaders and the idiots on the site who pushed ppl towards suicide just cause thoer cries for help distracted them from thier quest for boobs, started saying i was only trying to help her escape cause i wanted her for myself..

amyway while on there i was constantly councelingf ppl relationship issues self harm and body image issues coping with sexual abuses (hundreds//perhaps even thouysands ..it was pretty much daily sometimes a few a day) would tell me things that they never told anyone else in thier lives

so i had alotta ppl i was helping all tyhe time

but there was alotta unhipness on hipforums ..real nastiness (including an admitted rapist molestor ans murderer that started by contemplatinmg incest and rape then foll9wed through..and noone ever did a thing about it and hes still there)

so the more i helped ppl the more nasty ppl ot that were just there for mindless enjtertainment

it got so bad i took refuge in the dreadlocks forum and avoided the rest of thye site entir ly

]but in the dreasdlocks forum too most posts got a sarcastic responce like "should i use wax/" "yes slather it on thick , really coat them till they are dripping then reapply every hour"

this lead us to talking bout a new sitre and dreadlociktruth came out of that i acrtualy paid for the startup costs but never joined because the owner of hipforums was banning everyone that even mentiined that site and i had too many freinds that depended on me on there

but as things got even less freindly i looked elsewhere tried joining dreadlocktruth manty times but couoldnt

ande there were daily fights..a few ppl were just mean and nasty so i left

i found a site dreadlocksforums.com joiuned but took 3 days and trying 5 diferent emails to join

there were a co9uple hundred members ..no admin the creator of the site spend 5 minutes on the day he created it then vanishhed for over a year

i could watch the stats..whos on what page etc and seed that 99% of the ppl trying to join..couldnt

it was on there that i wrote the dreaducation page wich got everyones attention cause it was so detailed

this lead to a conversdation about what to to0 do about the site since noone couold join and it was so dewad so we decided to have a mutiny and jump ship and created dreadlockssite

(a year later the owner of dreadlocksforums finhaly came back all pissed cause we left joined dreadlockssite to complain but then was overwhelmed by how awesome the site wasd and thanked us for leaving his sitre to create it)

so anyways here we are today

i spend tpo much of my time helpingt ppl with dreads to do much else i sti0 help dozens o9f ppl with life issues but its not allya s crazy as it used to be (helping dozens simultaniously) now iits just a handful that i can really dedicate my time to and just spend roughly 18 hours a day helping with dreads

ive newbver cared much about what i can get ($) just about what i can give

szo i maybe a very poor example of a dready with a corporate job

but im very happy beimng able to be me and give back to the community in every way i can

end of story..finaly




--
Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
tyle
@tyle
3 years ago
1 posts

aloha! i've worn dreads for about 10 years now. always self-employed as a theater and music performer, i lived in theater and circus groups with many other people who wore dreads. what's curious is that our work took us to many different cultures, some of which knew and respected dreads, like in Cameroun, but found it funny that a european guy would do that to his hair. other people in rural places in Jordan, Turkey, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia and China had never even seen dreads before and wanted to touch them and make sure they weren't a wig. most men in these places wear only short hair anyway. i'm a professional clown, so it was always fun to play with them and their misconceptions and fears.

sometimes it's been restricting, though, like not being able to disguise myself as a "serious" and accepted humanitarian aid worker with an NGO working with Syrian refugees. being there as a clown was okay, because having fun with the kids was not considered serious work by people in the camp, but wearing dreads would never be seen as part of this culture, i was told.

while wearing dreads, my work has taken me to Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Mongolia, Cameroun, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel/Palestine and currently Jordan. i could offer interesting insights to these cultures' views on dreads and connect you with people in many of those countries who wear dreads.

Our project websites are:

www.2wheels4change.com

www.antagon.de

salam,
tyle

Sting.Rey
@stingrey
3 years ago
44 posts

Thank you for sharing your journey Soaring Eagle. I think we were all curious about the full extent of it past the two weeks in the woods start of the journey :>

I am not high profile by any means thank you, but I am a nationally certified & registered healthcare professional. I work in the pathology(laboratory)department at my level one trauma / open heart hospital. The most urgent and easily recognizable of my responsibilities I would say is when people need blood due to loss I am one of the Medical Scientists who finds compatible blood for transfusion.

It is kinda entertaining to my co-workers that the organization still uses my old image on some of their recruiting material & advertisements. It was a picture taken of me by their PR personnel when I first started working there, close cropped hair and all; totally unrecognizable from my long haired goateed appearance now. I do not fit any "mold" by any means, I walk my own path. Most Medical Scientists are quiet introverted bookish science types with a very conservative "Mall/J.Crew/Banana Republic" yuppie/preppy appearance . I am very verbose and outgoing, I wear organic hemp clothes and my "bling" consist of koa wood. We are highly compensated (not bragging, just stating) so this leads many, by far the majority, to be very materialistic. I on the other hand could happily live out of a bus with my surfboards on top listening to reggae and gathering fallen coconuts & mangos for food.

I am also a ten year veteran, though outside of work you would probably never guess it by merely looking at my hair, clothes and wood accessories. Outside of work I am very laid back in my life, demeanor and appearance.It would be only after spending some time interacting with me on a professional level at work that the "Affirmative (yes) Sirs" and "Negatory (no) Ma'ams" would give that away with an occasional 'OOrah.

I was frontline Naval Hospital Corpsman assigned to First Marine Division. Though I was in the Navy, I spent most of my service time assigned to the Marines. Lined up in formation with my brothers in arms, you would have been hard pressed to tell I was actually in the Navy and not a Marine. At my one "shore" command at a Naval Hospital they placed me on Military Police duty. It would crack up my Master at Arms when I would roll up to the station playing Sublime songs like "Smoke Two Joints". Yes I listen to reggae, have been since the early '90s. No I don't smoke ganja, I don't drink, I do not place any intoxicants into my body. I like keep myself clean and clear; mind, body & soul. Besides with my current line of work I need every brain cell I have.

Though most veterans, G-d Bless them, and especially Marines and their Corpsmen tend to be very conservative; I am very much an independent free thinker. I do believe in peace, and having seen the destructiveness of man first hand I despise war and the loss of life it entails. I value all life as precious and take no pleasure in the taking of life. I have also seen those that would subjugate their fellow humans, and sadly tyranny has always been in our history as a whole. We need those who would speak out and if need be take physical action to protect our safety and right to self determination. All have a voice and they should never be silenced. I pray for the ideal, yet I see the holistic reality. I firmly believe the strong were placed upon this earth to protect the weak, not exploit them.

As for my dreads I started them as a spiritual journey first and foremost. I have been on the dreadlocks journey before though I did not know it at the time. Mostly because it was only for few short months at a time and my curly hair would just get all tangled into a 'fro. When my service had ended I would go for months at a time without grooming, only washing as a cleansing and healing of wounds both mine and those in the world. It taught me the lessons of humility, the letting go of vanity and the material world and a more mindful existence.

At my old job I worked for a faith based charity hospital and they were totally understanding of my journey and the letting go of grooming. At my current job my higher ups include some ultraconservative Texans. I grew up with a Texan (my father) and I knew my ragged appearance would be an issue. So before I started my journey I let them know my reasons and that I would keep my hair as tidy, clean & out of sight as possible. In keeping with my word before I started my journey I had my hair "interlocked" to keep my crazy curly/wavy hair as neat as possible. I hated my hair after that and I saw it as a compromise on something that is at my core, my spirit. I wish I knew then what I know now. It is possible to have natural hair and be a professional. The answer is simply pulling it back and out of the way with a wide wool head band (or cotton if your fully vegan), or if more discretion or sanitary cleanliness is required like in my case a wool tam to completely cover it up (in medical terms we call the long surgical caps bouffants).

I subsequently undid most of the interlocks and found how all the twisting had weakened the strands. In the intervening months my hair became very "messy" and started to dread on it's own. Since I now had "dreads" (ha, baby dreads) I went to all the different commercial dread sites and I used all kinds of different shampoos before I wised up the hard way. I thank Soaring Eagle for this site and all the knowledge and wisdom it freely provides.

What most do not understand is choosing to have natural hair is placing yourself squarely in a minority, a hair minority. Those of us that were born into a minority recognize the similar instances of stereotypes and prejudices that we had to deal with as children. Thankfully a lot of that is rapidly receding into history and our children will be growing up in a much more open, accepting and mindful society. If you do encounter these obstacles, therule of thumb for overcoming these we knew was simply you have to earn it. We knew we would have to always work harder and do our best, be beyond reproach. Expecting to work twice as hard for half the recognition of our peers; slowly and steadily we would earn their respect and be an integral & eventually indispensable member of the team. If you are professional or have a business, it will push you to provide better service and to excel.

I have ran into a few uninformed misconceptions about dreads. Almost exclusively from family really, they are the only ones who have had the confidence to ask me about my hair in general. I have never had complete strangers approach me about my hair or make any derogatory remarks or offer to "help" me with my hair. I think a lot it is how you carry yourself. They mostly ask about my diet and exercise or the natural soaps I use.

One of the things that becomes apparent to us once we cross that barrier of vanity is how society is just riddled with insecurities. They strive so hard and place so much importance, and with it time and resources, trying to conform to societal standards for outward appearance. Meanwhile their interiors are rife with sickness, necrosis and disease from neglect, self destructive eating habits and intoxicants, and a toxic unnatural environment. I know, I see the effects first hand in my work. But what can you do? That is their freedom, if they want to poison their bodies that is their choice. Honestly I see it as protracted suicide. So what can we do? Show them a better way, a more mindful holistic way. It starts by setting an example as with truly effective leadership it begins by leading by example.

Eat and live mindfully, healthy & organically as we were intended to live.The way your body glows and radiates health and vitality will be your biggest billboard. Smile widely and broadly, try to look deeply into your fellow human beings peacefully with love in your eyes. Try and see their inner spirit, the spark of the divine that lives in all of us, all are precious in the Creator's eyes. Share with them your knowledge, enlighten them with your wisdom. Explain to them that it is not only possible for them, but also their right to be able to live as healthy, holistically and freely as they were intended to be. They think it's expensive to eat organically, but explain to them what is truly the bottom line is. Grow it yourself, or join a Co-Op or even better a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). If that can't afford that I know most small local organic farms gladly hire hands in exchange for a share in the crop and even a room if needed. It takes many hands to run a farm, even more so an organic non-pesticide one. If they say they have no time for exercise. Ask them if they have a T.V., there's their time for exercise. Turn off that electronic box spewing radiation into your living room, put down the remote & bag of Doritos filled with toxic chemical and get outside into the clean air, walk, run, swim, surf, breath deeply and be grateful we are able to enjoy this earth.

These are the lessons that my dreads and journey have thought me.

Miyabi
@miyabi
3 years ago
4 posts
I love reading all your stories and it brings a happiness to my heart to know others one day will see us as for who we really are instead of a stereotype.
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

this is so perfect for this series!


tyle said:

aloha! i've worn dreads for about 10 years now. always self-employed as a theater and music performer, i lived in theater and circus groups with many other people who wore dreads. what's curious is that our work took us to many different cultures, some of which knew and respected dreads, like in Cameroun, but found it funny that a european guy would do that to his hair. other people in rural places in Jordan, Turkey, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia and China had never even seen dreads before and wanted to touch them and make sure they weren't a wig. most men in these places wear only short hair anyway. i'm a professional clown, so it was always fun to play with them and their misconceptions and fears.

sometimes it's been restricting, though, like not being able to disguise myself as a "serious" and accepted humanitarian aid worker with an NGO working with Syrian refugees. being there as a clown was okay, because having fun with the kids was not considered serious work by people in the camp, but wearing dreads would never be seen as part of this culture, i was told.

while wearing dreads, my work has taken me to Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Mongolia, Cameroun, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel/Palestine and currently Jordan. i could offer interesting insights to these cultures' views on dreads and connect you with people in many of those countries who wear dreads.

Our project websites are:

www.2wheels4change.com

www.antagon.de

salam,
tyle




--
Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
3 years ago
27,886 posts

really enjoyed this

and so glad this tv idea came up even if the series naver happens its really nice to get to know so much more about eachother this way


Sting.Rey said:

Thank you for sharing your journey Soaring Eagle. I think we were all curious about the full extent of it past the two weeks in the woods start of the journey :>

I am not high profile by any means thank you, but I am a nationally certified & registered healthcare professional. I work in the pathology(laboratory)department at my level one trauma / open heart hospital. The most urgent and easily recognizable of my responsibilities I would say is when people need blood due to loss I am one of the Medical Scientists who finds compatible blood for transfusion.

It is kinda entertaining to my co-workers that the organization still uses my old image on some of their recruiting material & advertisements. It was a picture taken of me by their PR personnel when I first started working there, close cropped hair and all; totally unrecognizable from my long haired goateed appearance now. I do not fit any "mold" by any means, I walk my own path. Most Medical Scientists are quiet introverted bookish science types with a very conservative "Mall/J.Crew/Banana Republic" yuppie/preppy appearance . I am very verbose and outgoing, I wear organic hemp clothes and my "bling" consist of koa wood. We are highly compensated (not bragging, just stating) so this leads many, by far the majority, to be very materialistic. I on the other hand could happily live out of a bus with my surfboards on top listening to reggae and gathering fallen coconuts & mangos for food.

I am also a ten year veteran, though outside of work you would probably never guess it by merely looking at my hair, clothes and wood accessories. Outside of work I am very laid back in my life, demeanor and appearance.It would be only after spending some time interacting with me on a professional level at work that the "Affirmative (yes) Sirs" and "Negatory (no) Ma'ams" would give that away with an occasional 'OOrah.

I was frontline Naval Hospital Corpsman assigned to First Marine Division. Though I was in the Navy, I spent most of my service time assigned to the Marines. Lined up in formation with my brothers in arms, you would have been hard pressed to tell I was actually in the Navy and not a Marine. At my one "shore" command at a Naval Hospital they placed me on Military Police duty. It would crack up my Master at Arms when I would roll up to the station playing Sublime songs like "Smoke Two Joints". Yes I listen to reggae, have been since the early '90s. No I don't smoke ganja, I don't drink, I do not place any intoxicants into my body. I like keep myself clean and clear; mind, body & soul. Besides with my current line of work I need every brain cell I have.

Though most veterans, G-d Bless them, and especially Marines and their Corpsmen tend to be very conservative; I am very much an independent free thinker. I do believe in peace, and having seen the destructiveness of man first hand I despise war and the loss of life it entails. I value all life as precious and take no pleasure in the taking of life. I have also seen those that would subjugate their fellow humans, and sadly tyranny has always been in our history as a whole. We need those who would speak out and if need be take physical action to protect our safety and right to self determination. All have a voice and they should never be silenced. I pray for the ideal, yet I see the holistic reality. I firmly believe the strong were placed upon this earth to protect the weak, not exploit them.

As for my dreads I started them as a spiritual journey first and foremost. I have been on the dreadlocks journey before though I did not know it at the time. Mostly because it was only for few short months at a time and my curly hair would just get all tangled into a 'fro. When my service had ended I would go for months at a time without grooming, only washing as a cleansing and healing of wounds both mine and those in the world. It taught me the lessons of humility, the letting go of vanity and the material world and a more mindful existence.

At my old job I worked for a faith based charity hospital and they were totally understanding of my journey and the letting go of grooming. At my current job my higher ups include some ultraconservative Texans. I grew up with a Texan (my father) and I knew my ragged appearance would be an issue. So before I started my journey I let them know my reasons and that I would keep my hair as tidy, clean & out of sight as possible. In keeping with my word before I started my journey I had my hair "interlocked" to keep my crazy curly/wavy hair as neat as possible. I hated my hair after that and I saw it as a compromise on something that is at my core, my spirit. I wish I knew then what I know now. It is possible to have natural hair and be a professional. The answer is simply pulling it back and out of the way with a wide wool head band (or cotton if your fully vegan), or if more discretion or sanitary cleanliness is required like in my case a wool tam to completely cover it up (in medical terms we call the long surgical caps bouffants).

I subsequently undid most of the interlocks and found how all the twisting had weakened the strands. In the intervening months my hair became very "messy" and started to dread on it's own. Since I now had "dreads" (ha, baby dreads) I went to all the different commercial dread sites and I used all kinds of different shampoos before I wised up the hard way. I thank Soaring Eagle for this site and all the knowledge and wisdom it freely provides.

What most do not understand is choosing to have natural hair is placing yourself squarely in a minority, a hair minority. Those of us that were born into a minority recognize the similar instances of stereotypes and prejudices that we had to deal with as children. Thankfully a lot of that is rapidly receding into history and our children will be growing up in a much more open, accepting and mindful society. If you do encounter these obstacles, therule of thumb for overcoming these we knew was simply you have to earn it. We knew we would have to always work harder and do our best, be beyond reproach. Expecting to work twice as hard for half the recognition of our peers; slowly and steadily we would earn their respect and be an integral & eventually indispensable member of the team. If you are professional or have a business, it will push you to provide better service and to excel.

I have ran into a few uninformed misconceptions about dreads. Almost exclusively from family really, they are the only ones who have had the confidence to ask me about my hair in general. I have never had complete strangers approach me about my hair or make any derogatory remarks or offer to "help" me with my hair. I think a lot it is how you carry yourself. They mostly ask about my diet and exercise or the natural soaps I use.

One of the things that becomes apparent to us once we cross that barrier of vanity is how society is just riddled with insecurities. They strive so hard and place so much importance, and with it time and resources, trying to conform to societal standards for outward appearance. Meanwhile their interiors are rife with sickness, necrosis and disease from neglect, self destructive eating habits and intoxicants, and a toxic unnatural environment. I know, I see the effects first hand in my work. But what can you do? That is their freedom, if they want to poison their bodies that is their choice. Honestly I see it as protracted suicide. So what can we do? Show them a better way, a more mindful holistic way. It starts by setting an example as with truly effective leadership it begins by leading by example.

Eat and live mindfully, healthy & organically as we were intended to live.The way your body glows and radiates health and vitality will be your biggest billboard. Smile widely and broadly, try to look deeply into your fellow human beings peacefully with love in your eyes. Try and see their inner spirit, the spark of the divine that lives in all of us, all are precious in the Creator's eyes. Share with them your knowledge, enlighten them with your wisdom. Explain to them that it is not only possible for them, but also their right to be able to live as healthy, holistically and freely as they were intended to be. They think it's expensive to eat organically, but explain to them what is truly the bottom line is. Grow it yourself, or join a Co-Op or even better a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). If that can't afford that I know most small local organic farms gladly hire hands in exchange for a share in the crop and even a room if needed. It takes many hands to run a farm, even more so an organic non-pesticide one. If they say they have no time for exercise. Ask them if they have a T.V., there's their time for exercise. Turn off that electronic box spewing radiation into your living room, put down the remote & bag of Doritos filled with toxic chemical and get outside into the clean air, walk, run, swim, surf, breath deeply and be grateful we are able to enjoy this earth.

These are the lessons that my dreads and journey have thought me.




--
Creator and head dreadhead at:
Dreadlocks Site
Glider pilot student at:
Freedoms wings international
 
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