Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for Yoko Ono





My theme this year is the ABCEDARIA of Women who have inspired me

Y is for Yoko Ono

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I know, I know - several forms of cheating going on here. Her last name is Ono not Yoko and that was my rule - only bent for Queens to date (or one named types like Boadicea) but...

This is hard and I have been inspired by Yoko on many levels. She is fiercely herself (one of my most important factors for inspiration) even though many disliked her for that. She put up with the lunatics who insisted she broke up the Beatles. Crazy and such an old story for any woman involved with any man. We were all cool til the bitch came along and ruined everything.  Yah, tell it to the marines. 

I loved how John Lennon loved her. I loved that they had a crazy tumultuous relationship. I love that she is an artist in her own right and not just the keeper of the flame (though I think she does that brilliantly). Would I want to have her come over and hang with the babes? No. Not a chance. But I don't need that to be part of the inspiration package. I like Yono's fierce independence.

5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, now that's a powerful and influential woman, Jan! She's had such an interesting life, too. Great choice!

Hart Johnson said...

She really always got a bad rap, eh? I think that "in her own right" for the time she was alive, was what so many people had a problem with. When someone is as famous as John Lennon was, the world expects an accessory partner rather than someone who is her own person.

Bish Denham said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Jan. I think she saved John from himself and then gave him back to himself as a more whole and healthy human being. Yes, they had problems, there was drugs, but they sure did love each other.

Susan Scott said...

She is such an interesting woman, her life and times both with and without John. She was able to continue her art and independence, and for that she is an inspiration. Thanks Jan, good Y choice!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Yoko goes by Yoko though, so it's a perfect fit for Y!