A lot of people bag the hippies – the originals and the new wannabes – they call them ‘tree-huggers’ and ‘bleeding hearts’, but at least they give a damn. I say, good on them, let them be different and let there always be hippies!
I love peacock feathers. I have vases of them in every room in my house even though some people say they’re bad luck. I prefer to go with nicer meanings. Hindus say they represent kindness, patience and good fortune. The ancient Greeks thought the ‘eyes’ symbolize all-seeing knowledge while Buddhists associate peacock feathers with openness, since the birds display everything when they spread their tails.