Back to the Garden by Fr. Denis Lemieux
“We are stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
So sang Joni Mitchell back in the idealistic counter-cultural 1960s, and “Woodstock,” the song she wrote about that desire to return to the garden, became an anthem of that generation.
Back to the garden! Eden, that is, not vegetable. The desire of the human heart to return to paradise, to return to the place of innocence and wholeness, back to whatever it was we had before we lost it.
For those who came of age in that decade, at least some of them, it all seemed so