From the October 1970 magazine.

Where the Birds Fly, There Are We

We hold our meetings in the park and anyone interested may come

IT IS BETTER to be a bird than just to think you are one! To be a bird on the wings of love. Our Beachcomber's Spiritual Progress Group started in 1968, at Sunset Beach, Hawaii. It is an open meeting and a traveling meeting; wherever our hearts tell us to go, there we will be! We haven't registered our group with the AA General Service Office, because we never know where we will go next and our only address is in care of general delivery.

We usually live in a tent or a van, camping in the parks. We meet spontaneously, whenever other birds fly in to see us. We hold our meetings in the park, and anyone interested attends. Many so-called hippie drug addicts have sat in and found the answer to their dope addiction. We tell them alcohol is a narcotic in liquid form. Why separate it unless we want to feel superior to our fellowman? Seems the hippies think drunks are horrible people, and the drunks think dope addicts are horrible. It's really a divine comedy.

-- F. J.

Kawaihae, Hawaii

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