Groovy Photos That Make It Hard To Look Away

By | February 23, 2023

Emily Banks as Yeoman Tonia Barrows "the temptress"

In this exact moment in time, the world is blinded by fear, uncertainty, and loss. With an uncertain economy, fear of sickness and death looming, and worldwide restrictions, we are all faced with meeting our own personal challenges and fears. Bad things may be happening around us, so let's go to the past and to the happy times...let's relive some of those golden years and escape reality even if it's just for the length of this gallery.

We tend to look back on the past with rose tinted glasses. The reason the future and the present moment can feel uncomfortable at times like these is due to uncertainty...we just don't know if that outcome is going to provide us what we need to feel safe, secure, and happy.

The beautiful thing about revisiting history is it gives us the power of hindsight...we know what happens then, so it's safe and comfortable. And the memories that those moments in history provide us actually can help us shift how we feel in the present moment, which is the only thing that can shift how our future unfolds. So let's take a look back on the groovy past, forget the uncertainty of today, and find serenity in the fact that no matter what has happened in the past, that we have always survived, grown stronger, and wiser because of it.

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Even if you aren’t a Trekkie you at least know about “Shore Leave,” one of the most beloved episodes of Star Trek. It finds the away team from the Enterprise on a paradise planet where they fall prey to the machinations of its ability to give people whatever they want.

Emily Banks plays Yeoman Tonia Roberts, the apple of Doctor McCoy’s eye for this episode and to hear her tell it she didn’t realize she would be in this outfit for most of the episode:

I didn’t realize that I was going to be running around with legs hanging out [from the uniform] and shoulders hanging out [from the torn tunic]. But I do remember I did a lot of running. There was a lot of running. And I remember thinking on the first couple days, ‘They don’t want an actress, they want an athlete.’ I was exhauseted, and we kept running and running.

Groovy girl from Woodstock, 1969. We've got to get back...

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There’s something about the freedom that people had in the ‘60s that’s just irresistible - especially when you think about the restrictions that we put on ourselves in the modern era. Woodstock was a festival dedicated to peace, love, and the search for a good time… if only we could get back to that feeling.

Just take a look at this couple. They’re hanging out in the middle of a wet, muddy field, probably with the only clothes that they own, and hanging a killer time. They also look amazing…

The optimism and anything goes attitude of the Woodstock era has faded as the generations have changed, but with a little luck we can get it back.