Saturday, March 13, 2010

musing about Yoko, said Princess Haiku

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I remember thinking about Yoko long ago when I was young and not getting at all how iconoclastic she was. Yoko Ono was a preview of the coming world of feminism and it was an exciting and confusing time to be a young woman. Amidst all the rumbles about sex role and identity there was, Yoko and like many born under the sign of Aquarius she was ahead of her times.

Today, I do get Yoko and found her wonderful project Imagine Peace that was established as a memorial to John Lennon.

This is an excerpt from the Imagine Peace Manifesto:

"This is an age where one hero cannot conquer Evil. Evil is a dis-ease presented to us as our fate. Many times, it is presented to us as an illusion of goodness, so we get confused, don’t free ourselves from it and be destroyed by it. To conquer evil, each one of us must first clearly see what it is… that it is a curable dis-ease. Then work to release us from it’s power in a way we can."


Yoko is now understood as an influential artist who pushes the boundaries of art in its myriad forms; film, music, theatre, media and there is a resurgence of interest and celebration of her work.


Kathryn Magendie said...

Look at her - so tiny, yet so formidable!

Princess Haiku said...

Yes, indeed!