Cuffs given to Revolutionaries at the Hotel California! Also: Boat found to take them to Golden Gate for rebirth!

Via Joana Smith
on Feb 10, 2009
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The Rebirth Ball was hosted this past weekend in San Francisco!

It was big, but also small, and some amazing people got cuffs there!

The cuffs were a symbol of healing between our country and Afghanistan…

People were into it!

They said,  “we haven’t had that spirit here since 1969…”


There is actually an awesome vegetarian restaurant inside the Hotel California these days!

It’s called the Millenium and they support small farms, sustainable agriculture, slow food,

recycling and composting!

Chris spent a pretty penny to host the Revolution (NYC) and Rebirth (San Fran) Brothers Bicoastal Balls,

(money from when he worked in Afgahnistan for the USAID last year).

It’s almost gone now…

‘Cause everyone wants to be his brother!*

*the pie will have to wait!

I gave everyone my rock the healing cuffs,

and I got Rebirth Pie!

A good trade, I think…

“Rebirth” because…

its what’s after Revolution!

Construction of the Golden Gate began on January 5, 1933,

employing a workforce when the country desperately needed jobs.

They did a good job with it, I think.

Hey, who’s driving?

Next we stopped by Berkeley-

Nat, Erin, and baby SIlas’s place…

To give cuffs to Erin

-who teaches organic gardening to children.

Erin’s looking ahead…

…because it takes awhile for things to mature fully;

but even so…Erin says, “you can start to see progress right away!”


Until the next appointed time to give cuffs,

looking ahead…


lveo. peace~

The Smiths

Ps. Do you want cuffs?


About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...


8 Responses to “Cuffs given to Revolutionaries at the Hotel California! Also: Boat found to take them to Golden Gate for rebirth!”

  1. sarah says:

    cuffs rock the WORLD!!!

  2. Chuck says:

    Jo, yes the day in SF was great and Chris and Carl are to be thanked as the wonderful hosts that they were.

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks for everything, the cuffs, the stuff, and especially your wonderful ability to capture and recapture the moment! Love, C&C

  4. Joana Smith says:

    I didn’t get many pics of brother Carl’s speech on the boat! I’m sorry… He was certainly there, the C & C Shephards teamed it up and brought us into the golden gate together!

  5. megan says:

    looks like you had a really nice time.
    i was tricked and suprised, and wisked away to the mountains for the weekend. steve suprised me for our anniversary/valentines day .
    so i am sorry i didnt call.
    but i will, i just dont have minutes during the week.
    and i didnt have service in the mountains.

    i think your cuffs from this party are very lovely.
    i really wish i could have been there…


  6. Erin says:

    i love my cuffs, Joana. i harnessed their strength in the garden today to inspire wonder and joy in the hearts of unruly sixth graders…thank you!

  7. Looks like a great day was had in SF. Thank you for sharing the pictures, Joana. Love to you, Nathan, and Abilene.



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