1968 has been a great year to travel Geillis Duncan

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Hi Sassenachs ahimè… we are used to droughtlander.. aren’t we? are we really? 😉

Just one week…and we will se the final episode I am very excited about;)

This week I had a lot of thought abt what to write, does it make me crazy? or a fan? I think a crazy fan;) or maybe makes me insane, or maybe a writer or perhaps an insane one;)or an aspiring one… not sure yet….

So I open my computer and I search for 1968 I wish I was there.

I started fantasizing about Geillis, I was wondering how was her life before she went through the standing stones.

What do we know about her:

She is a strong and passionate woman, she is not afraid of ‘social conventions’ she challenges them.

She is brave, she was ready to support ‘ Her Man’ and his political cause.
She was ready to die for Claire.
She believed in the force and in the power of nature.
She felt comfortable with her sexuality and relationships.
I still wonder if she had Dougal wife killed..
She killed her husband Ubi Maior….minor cessat.
She was in love, and disappointed none saved her..
She was expert in plants properties, how to heal people, how to bless them, how to curse them..

So who was Geillis before she travelled….

1968.. such a great year, so many events took place : let me tell you some of them:

February 8 – American civil rights movement: A civil rights protest staged at a white-only bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina is broken up by highway patrolmen;

Madison Square Garden in New York City opens at its current location.

March 19–March 23 – Afrocentrism, Black Power, Vietnam War: Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., signal a new era of militant student activism on college campuses in the U.S. Students stage rallies, protests and a 5-day sit-in, laying siege to the administration building, shutting down the university in protest over its ROTC program and the Vietnam War, and demanding a more Afrocentric curriculum.

The film 2001: A Space Odyssey premieres in Washington, D.C

April 23–April 30 – Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university (see main article Columbia University protests of 1968).

May 14 – The Beatles announce the creation of Apple Records in a New York press conference.

150 women (members of New York Radical Women) arrive in Atlantic City, New Jersey to protest against the Miss America Pageant, as exploitative of women. Led by activist and author Robin Morgan, it is one of the first large demonstrations of Second Wave Feminism as Women’s Liberation begins to gather much media attention.

Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission.

“Plato’s Stepchildren”, 12th episode of Star Trek 3rd season is aired, featuring the first-ever interracial kiss on U.S. national television between Lieutenant Uhura and Captain James T. Kirk.

December 26 – Led Zeppelin make their American debut in Denver, CO.

This year sow change in politic, saw the Hippy’s movement ” make love not war”,saw political activism, people started reacting to the government.

I believe Geillis went to Yale, she got a degree in medicine.

She was listening the radio when the Beatles gave the announcement.

She joined Harvard and Columbia’s students protest, she went to Atlantic city and Orangesburg.

She had the opportunity to listen to the Led Zeppelin in Denver.

She liked Odissey, not quite sure about star trek….
Her Mind was mess up by the idea of the space…”don’t go to the space..stay in my bed…and have sex with me”

She joined in the second wave of feminism.

She had a dream: to see Martin Luther King’s words come true. She was used to imagine herself on that bus, looking fascinated that woman who refused to give up her spots, she would kick his ass if she could, and then she would have hugged that woman.

After the degree went to live into a commune, she shared the Hippy’s belief, there she met the love of her life, they got married and spent their honeymoon in Wight Island, there was great music there;)

She was a fighter by then, She kept on fighting in Scotland. She supported her ideas, her attitude her fire, her passion were there, were not left behind the stones, she found a new cause, she fought for what she believed was the best, she fall in love…found a new destiny,found a new future.

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