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Love can heal hate

A recent letter published in The Union regarding “dirty hippies” (Aug. 5) has brought much discussion and sadness to my family. It seemed to be full of judgment, hatred and ignorance. I quite honestly feel very sorry for anyone harboring such ill feelings towards other human beings.

Maybe I am a dirty hippie, too, or just a mom, maybe too short, or too chubby, and a Mexican with brown skin (is that dirty?). I also work, hard.

You don’t know who I am; you have no right to judge any other. Are you God? Are you perfect? I raise my children to know that everyone belongs here and we all matter, with tolerance, acceptance, and above all else, love. Whatever “category” someone fits into, everyone belongs.



It literally hurts my heart to hear of such hatred in that letter, and I can only send the author of it love, to fill in some gaps she might have in hers.

Patty Garza




Nevada City


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