Art_Deco saidDoobie? Is that word still used today? Even in California, where old hippies go to die?
I use it because it is a hippie trademark and if I told you the hippies I have met they are probably older than you. In fact, they are fighting things like cancer and shit you wouldn't even know how to deal with. THEY SURVIVE IT and when they don't they make no fuss about it. See, it is sort of different than "I'm gay, my coming out deserves love, money, attention, compassion, sincerity, acceptance, honor, worship, damn the list goes on..." If your Mother was dying of cancer would it bring you here to talk about it? FUCK NO. ADMIT IT yet if you are gay it IS PART of gay mental health as the website suggests. I have posted up very personal things to me NOT LOOKING FOR LOVE just looking for acceptance and hopefully passing down a REAL message. I want "gay" people to know that your life is not all about this issue, in fact it is a small part of the real issue. I have no reservations. I am gay right now and I have a story to tell as a gay man. But I tell it from a human standpoint rather than an ethnocentric one.
OK, for the record, should you return to this thread and read it with a clearer mind:
I am 65. The hippies WERE my generation, though I never was one. A number of my friends in the 1960s were genuine hippies. You weren't born yet.
But certainly there are some hippies older than me, though now a dying breed. Just be sure you don't confuse homeless bums living under a bridge for aging hippies, they're not always the same.
I HAVE had cancer myself. My husband, too. Also my father, what killed him. I cared for him every day the last 6 weeks of his life, after he additionally had a heart attack, and was brought home to die.
So I do know about cancer, I've had it, still not sure if I'm past it. And having to personally handle my father's multiple heart attacks after his first, and losing a partner to AIDS who died in my arms, and seeing soldiers die in front of me, and being involved in horrible maiming motor vehicle accidents, and lots of other things I hope you don't know anything about yourself.
When you are feeling better we may continue this chat. For now I suggest you just take a break.