My kids and I were sitting in front of The Hula School in Santa Cruz waiting for the keiki (children's) class to start, when a guy in a straw cowboy hat walked up to a guitar repair shop next to us. The man inside was busy with another customer. This self-described "old hippie" was thin, had a gray ponytail, and a friendly voice. He asked us how long we'd lived in Santa Cruz... I said we'd been here on and off for almost 20 years. He told us he'd been here since 1963. He also freely dispensed some advice from his grandmother... and it sounded to me like it hit the nail on the head... so I thought I'd share it with you.
Grandma apparently told him that there were really just three rules in life that were important.
1) Use your imagination. Or at least use your brain. Turns out that's one and the same.
2) Life should be fun. What's fun spelled backwards? N-U-F. That's right. If it ain't fun then that's 'nuf of that and you should move on.
3) Be nice. As much as you can. 'Cause we all gotta live here together.
I'd say Old Hippie's Grandma was a wise woman.
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