BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 5: MOUNTAINS BACK HOME On April 17, 2019May 18, 2019 By Holly AvilaIn Book Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s. Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.In this final volume of the series, the journals begin to answer some of the life-long questions raised in volume one. Reviewing her adoption papers brings answers to what really happened to her when she was taken from her mother. Having found a partner in love and music, Gene, she wonders why something still feels missing and looks deeper into the universal longing we all have as souls for the “Other”, for the source of creation. In contrast, Gene brings a very practical view of history and politics that influence her views for the rest of her life. The journals end on January 1, 1977 as Holly unwittingly allows herself to become entangled into more and more of an abusive relationship. She steps out of the journals to reflect upon her experiences through the ’80s leading to the event that finally frees her from the prison of her own making.