I have never considered myself a hippy, but I kind of like hippies and always have. Lately though - I've started to feel like a hippy. It's like hippy vibes are seeping up through the ground, through the skin of my feet and into my blood stream. I know that sounds a bit whacko, but it's true. My psychological state feels kind of different, more creative, more insightful, more calm and more liberated - but in a way - kind of confused. I'm confused cos I don't understand the nervous looks I keep getting. Why is is so weird to be plodding around shoeless and totally acceptable to be going around in all sorts of funny looking shoes? I'm seeing weird stuff everywhere. Like in the supermarket. They seem like really weird places to me sometimes. Every other living organism takes their food and life force from the earth and yet we buy it all pre-slaughtered, pre-packaged and laced with additives for flavour and preservatives that keep this so called 'food' fresher for far longer than it should stay fresh. We, as people, are mostly greatly disconnected from the food we eat. With meat, most of us hardly recognize that it was a living thing, with feelings, that were probably constantly fearful. With potatoes - most of us wouldn't have a clue how to grow them. In general - we haven't a clue what's in most stuff and I can't help but feel that that is a very, very bad thing. I think the human race is perhaps the weirdest animal on the planet. Apologies if anyone takes offense to that - but I think we are animals.