This is not just about the hippies. It's about us all. The whole world. Life and love are about sharing and living and continuing to do so with the care, concern, and compassion for others. Living and looking past the labels, past the rat race, past the typical "american dream". We want you to love your life like we love ours.
So, why the side door. Well, I wasn't alive in the 60s and 70s when the true hippies were alive and well. I feel a little robbed when I think about. I actually think that maybe in my past life, I really was there and that's why I find myself drawn to "hippie" ideas. Unfortunately, the sign "Hippies Use Side Door" does not impart the most loving of nostalgic memories.
As far as I have found and talked to people, the sign was intended to discourage hippies from coming into businesses and scaring off the "good customers'. Being a dirty hippie was bad for business. Too bad a lot of people just never really dig below the surface about the whole hippie movement. It was just so wrong to be unconventional.
Being a hippie doesn't mean to be threatening. Yet, the ideas of the hippie movement seem to have shaken general society. There's a stereotype that this phenomenon was out to destroy mainstream, when instead it was about freeing people from the bondage of rigid thinking and revolutionizing the way we live. We need to break free of the constraints of the norm, politics, and social institutions.
Well, our family digs being out of the ordinary and mainstream. We tend to beat to our own drum and have ideas that are a little different than most. We don't mind so much when people don't agree with our ideas as we probably don't agree with others. We don't want to be slaves to some one else's ideal life. We want to be able to stand for something without being forced into some kind of hard drawn idea that what we are doing or thinking is so wrong. So, we won't MAKE you use the side door. We invite you to use our Side Door.