January 9, 2009

…courtesy of my good friend Bob Noftle (a.k.a., “Tightwad”), Yoko Ono’s wishes to the world for 2009. It’s a little too, um, how you say [eyes rolling], new age-y for my taste, but I guarantee it’s right up our friend Jana’s alley. Heck, it sounds like something right off her keyboard! 🙂

Still, anyone who can lay claim to composing songs with such titles as “We’re All Water”, “Felt Like Smashing My Face Through A Clear Glass Window”, and “What A Bastard The World Is” (still one of my all-time favorite song titles, BTW), albeit many years ago, ought to be listened to.

Besides, given the way 2009 has already started off, my feeling is that we’ll take all the positive vibes we can get right now. So enjoy!

AFFIRMATION FOR 2009 AND BEYOND

Thank you, thank you, thank you
Our planet is healthy and whole
Every part of the planet is revitalized and healed.
We, the people of Earth
See clearly, Hear clearly, Think clearly.
Express and communicate our thoughts clearly
Spiritually, Mentally, and physically.
For the benefit of ours and other planets’
We make the right judgement, right decision, right move
at the right time and the right place
for ourselves and others.
We are now bathing in the light of Dawn
Standing in the Heaven we have created on Earth.
We now wish to share this Age of Joy
With all Lives in the Universe.
We are all one, united with infinite and eternal love.
For the highest good of all concerned, So be it.

Yoko Ono Lennon
31 Dec 2008
New Years Eve

Listen, far be it from me to rain on anyone’s parade. But reading it again I have the same reaction as I did after reading it the first time. All I could think of is that marvelous scene from “It’s A Wonderful Life” where Mr. Potter, after listening to George Bailey’s earnest plea for the future of the Bailey Building & Loan and the people of Bedford Falls, sits back in his chair and grumbles, “Sentimental hogwash!”

But that’s just me.

Thanks for forwarding Yoko’s greeting along, Tightwad. Intended or not, it gave me my first good laugh of the year. Happy New Year to you!

And to you too, Yoko. Hang in there, kid.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 01:19 | Comment (1)
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  1. I sit inside a circle of crystals, playing Steve Halpern’s Spectrum Suite, chanting OM, while in a greeting the morning Yoga pose, burning lavendar incense and imagining what else to change in my home to promote better Fung Shui. OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

    I do like the words to Yoko’s song, Mr. Potter.

    Comment by Jana — January 9, 2009 @ 5:30 am


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