Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree thingie

(photo borrowed from Elise Thompson)
(photo borrowed from Elise Thompson)

I was eating lunch with coworkers at Il Fornaio in Pasadena, when I realized that Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree exhibit thingie was right there outside the windows in the Old Town courtyard in front of Gordon Biersch.

Apparently once all the wishes from this site and various sites around the world are collected, they’ll be put into a time capsule tube or something and put up in a Peace Tower for John Lennon in Iceland.  Sounds very cathartic and healing and positive.  But I wonder what happens if people write wishes that contradict each other.  Do they cancel each other out?  A vindictive side of myself nearly submitted wishes anathema to the whole thing, e.g. “I wish for ETERNAL WAR!” or “Free Mark David Chapman!”  But I restrained myself from trying to jinx Ono’s freak flag Fluxus wishing well with a little negative testing.

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