Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Pseudsday Tuesday

If you believe, and if you stay in bed, and if you write something in capital letters, and if you think about the moon, and if you imagine, and if you really want it, then the world isn't quite your oyster, but you can be on the threshold of it becoming your oyster, and then who knows what can happen? Yoko Ono in The Times:

From the very first moment John and I saw each other, we knew something was about to happen — something big. We just didn’t know how big. John said about our meeting: “It was bigger than both of us.” That was the feeling we had. When John and I sang Give Peace a Chance, we had no idea the song would become an anthem not only for our time but for generations to come.

It went around the world, and made other songwriters realise that you can convey political messages with songs. Millions of people got together and sung the song in different parts of the world at different times. The song connected us and made us realise that we were a power strong enough to GIVE PEACE A CHANCE — change the world. Little did we know that that’s when we, John and I, really made our beds for life.

I still remember the beautiful full moon that John and I kept looking at from the bed, after everybody went home. Did anybody think that a man and a woman, a man from Liverpool, and a woman from Tokyo, would do something crazy like that together to change the world? Maybe it was written already on a stone on the moon or something. At the time, we were laughed at and put down, in a major way, by the whole world. Now all of us are standing at the threshold of a beautiful new age that we worked hard for. It’s not in our hands yet, but we know we will make it happen. Let’s make the best of it and have fun. I think John would have been very pleased too.

IMAGINE PEACE WAR IS OVER, if you want it.

I love you!

I'm getting a message from The Other Side - must be this Zeitgeist J. G. Ballard fingered so expertly. Yes, it's John Lennon: "I gave peace a chance and some bastard shot me. Try war for a change."

Posted on 05/12/2009 11:36 AM by Mary Jackson
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