Wednesday, May 12, 2010


My family has questioned my choice of the name of my blog and to quote my husband,

"Don't you know that means 'doing drugs' ?"

Yes, I'm a child of the 60's and I grew up with the hippies. I even remember them taking over Disneyland on one of our visits and they shut the park down, sent all the rest of us home, so the hippies could enjoy the park without damaging it. Didn't think much of the hippies after that incident.

Police take Main Street Date: August 6, 1970
On this day in 1970 a group of "hippies" obtained entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim California. They ran rampant over the park, attempting to claim "Tom Sawyer's Island" for themselves. Disneyland, not knowing how to handle this breach of customary etiquette, called in the Orange County Police who arrived in full riot gear. The park was closed and all visitors were asked to depart, leaving Disneyland empty except for the remaining hippies. This was the first time the park was closed early. Earlier Disneyland was infamous for its policy of refusing entry to young men wearing beards, a common practice in California and especially in some cities of Orange County. No rain-check was given to the departing visitors.

So I did a little research on Trippin" and below is what I found:


to be talking crazy and/or not making sense. sometimes used to say to people when they insult you or insult a friend of yours.

I'm afraid I'm accused of this one a lot! I do talk to myself and I do answer myself. I make sense to myself and I work a lot of issues out this way. Am I trippin? Maybe, but "we're" all happy!


VERB (sometimes used as an ADJECTIVE) 1. displaying a displeased or problematic reaction to what has been said or done by another person 2. the act of rupturing regular peaceful discourse between two human beings. 3. The act of throwing obstacles in between the peaceful interaction of human beings that could be metaphorically "tripped over"

I've always hated this one and have never understood why it would happen. I like peace, (hmm...still a hippie?) I strive for it and want everyone around me to live there with me. If you can't be nice, then go away. Why do I feel this way so strongly; is it because of the way I was raised? and why do I feel like such an oddball if I'm not out there "trippin" other people up and messing up their day.

and finally, my favorite:


A state of mind brought on by experiencing a different state of consciousness- mostly through vast changes in perception, senses and thought patterns. Tripping is usually experienced through the use of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin- but can also be experienced naturally as well. This is because psychedelic drugs are supposed to break down the filters of the mind i.e 'thought at large' which are believed to eliminate unnecessary thought patterns. Because the mind (including the alleged filters) were not fully developed in youth, tripping could sometimes happen naturally as a result. And if you don't believe me or think it's impossible, then read the example... you'll know what I'm talking about :)

When I was younger, the world seemed a more vibrant place. It was much easier to daydream or lose myself in my thoughts, or imagine things as though they were real. Music felt really alive, as though it connected with me somehow, and I could spend hours following every crevice in the pavement on the way home from school... where now I couldn't care less. That is how I viewed the world as a child... but having matured since then those abilities have been lost as a result. Tripping makes you more aware of all the details that pass us by- and whether it's through drugs or natural causes, tripping is a great way to realize all the finer things around us that we normally take for granted :)

I'm now on a journey to a more vibrant place! (no drugs needed) A place that needs to have the creaky door hinges oiled and the cobwebs brushed aside. Where music is alive and I can see again as a child. I want to realize all the finer things around me and never ever take them for granted.

1 comment:

  1. I hope your journey to a more vibrant place has been successful. I am looking to find the author or where that example quote came from, so I can use it in a paper I am writing. You wouldn't happen to know?