The 60s were a time when ordinary people could do extraordinary things!
US Vogue January 2013 via WPA
Without a doubt, the 1960s were an extraordinary time. It was an era of momentous firsts and the beginning of a social revolution. For the first time, the moon was no longer the mysterious, bright subject of bedtime stories, but the place where we could be reminded that science could help us attain a “giant leap for mankind”. Racial and social barriers were broken as people slowly stopped analyzing differences between the races, but embracing commonalities. Kids of different ethnicities were learning together, playing together, and growing up through life together.
This editorial reminded me of that decade, its fashion, and the icons of the time. Twiggy was of course one of the famous faces of the time and commented on the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. While extraordinary events occurred at that time, I certainly think that ordinary people can continue to do extraordinary things now. People simply have to keep believing, trying, and pushing to create those special things.
Don’t ever consider yourself to be ordinary. You can be extraordinary. I know I’ll keep trying to be extraordinary in my own way.
Have a lovely week!