Empty Days

Friday, September 03, 2004



Bizarre stuff.

Another interesting memory: I've encountered real 1960's hippies having a puff of pot in the woods along the biking trail. Don't know what it was about but the guy was dressed just like Tim Leary, with hat and poncho, the same for his wife. The smell of pot attracted my attention as I was biking along and I just had time to take a peek into the woods and see the scene - it was really kind of funny, especially given all the square golden-age bikers pedaling along on their new bikes on that part of the trail.

It was somewhere around Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts or Val David.

In Sainte-Agathe I also noticed a long haired young man walking barefoot on the sidewalk - he too looked ostensibly hippie-like, and in any case not many people walk barefoot in the middle of downtown these days: even if it's a real small downtown. The young man gave me a look of recognition - I don't look like a hippie but I sure look like a first class beatnik. Heh.

I don't know - maybe there is a community there?

The funny thing is that in Val David there seems to be a hassidic monastery and thus plenty of hassidim and their shaved wives. Which was also quite a sight amongst all the purely Quebecquian population.

There are plenty of interesting things in all sorts of places that I just don't know about.





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