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Tribute to Woodstock 40 Years Later — 8 Comments

  1. What a wonderful job of contextualizing Woodstock, which I greatly appreciate. It is so important for us to understand our history as a nation and to give recognition to the individuals and the movements that have shaped these times – for better and worse. With the media flooding us with waves of nostalgia and with such hyper-focus on each event begin commemorated in isolation it is so easy to lose sight of the big picture, which your piece does such a fine job of reminding us about. We also need to remember what it was about those times and happenings that was worth both savoring and re-defining and understanding its true historical context can make that more possible.
    Thanks for furthering that process.

  2. I saw the Woodstock movie in the Netherlands when I was 17 and it made quite an impression on me. Unluckily, I in my small town was too far removed from anything as potent as all those movements and I only experienced them from a distance. I wish now I had been more involved and more evolved, but I came to it late, but better late than never.

  3. There were comments on Twitter and Facebook:

    Jean Levert Hood wrote: hard to believe it’s been 40 years since Woodstock!

    Bruce Saunders wrote: I was there also…mostly stayed away from the stage area.

    Kirsten Edwards wrote: Cool!

    Jean Claude wrote: What’s on my mind? None of my business! ~ [Tentative title for a Sunday sermon]

    Thomas A. Geckler wrote: Me, too. What a memory, and 40 year! I remember exactly what I was doing 40 years ago this moment….

    Diane Clancy wrote: Thomas – it is special that I have known you for almost those 40 years!!

    Gloria Lenon wrote: Very good tribute to Woodstock. I’m one of those that didn’t make it, but really wanted to be there. Thank you, Diane, for your thoughts.

    Casey Shannon wrote: I wanted to be there but had a baby that day instead!

    Maia Waye wrote: How lucky for you to have been at Woodstock! It truly was a beginning of a more loving open consciousness. Thank heavens for all the people that still have that in their hearts. maia

    Diane Clancy wrote: I agree and thank you so much for writing me and sharing your thoughts … do you mind if I quote you in the comments? You are so right – like the Harmonic Convergence had even more people – but things became more local and decentralized. Thank you, Diane

    Maia Waye wrote: Of course you can Diane, I am so honored it touched you.

    Thank you everyone who shared your thoughts and feelings!!
    ~ Diane

  4. Hi Diane, For some reason I haven’t had a recent post until today (9/8). I’ve missed you! Not sure what’s up with my computer, but I’m now able to read some back articles.
    My very favorite is the Woodstock paintings and your accompanying article.
    We have such similar thoughts/memories of the occasion. It is a part of me, just as is my blood, heart, brain, etc.). Not a one-time occasion, but rather part of my whole, things that molded me to what I am today. I’m a proud member of the Woodstock nation, I only wish there were more in our population.
    You and I have a lot in common Diane, still wanting to meet you one day at
    some art fair or other venue.
    Thanks for the great post,
    Linda Bickford
    Shelburne Falls

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