Friday, October 5, 2007

Imagine Peace

We all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun - John Lennon

The job of an artist is not to destroy but to change the value of things.
And by doing that, artists can change the world into a Utopia where there is
total freedom for everybody.
That can be achieved only when there is
total communication in the world.
Total communication equals peace.
That is our aim.
That is what artists can do for the world!

Yoko Ono
What is the Relationship Between the World and the Artist?, May 1971

Yoko Ono will be unveiling the Imagine Peace Tower, in memory of John Lennon, on October 9th 2007, on Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland.
The tower of light will beam up to the sky, carrying with it the message of peace that John Lennon and Yoko Ono have made their, continous, life work.

A beacon of light, right on the top of our globe, a stream of light, of hope. And perhaps also, a string for the planet to clutch on.
A moment to think about how many things are “hanging on a string”:
Our planet,
Our environment,
Our lives.

And to realise that with awareness, respect, and devotion, we can make a change. “The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation.”

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