Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Yoko!

The former Mrs. John Winston Ono Lennon turns 78 today. I will offer no snarky comment about how she is perceived by many to have broken up The Beatles. It's one of the most trite and repetitive topics related to the Fab Four. As students of Beatles history know, an array of factors contributed to the band's divorce. To pin it exclusively or primarily on Yoko is ignorant and only engenders resentment where it doesn't belong. So if you're among her detractors, just reroute the energy behind your ill-feelings into enjoying some of the wonderful tunes she inspired John to write. In fact, if not for Yoko Ono, my favorite Beatles song may have never come into existence.

As imperfect as it was, bask in John and Yoko's love:

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