A reliably cheery way to wind up a trying week is with Yoko Ono. At her Imagine Peace website of a Friday, the artist and widow of a well-known Liverpudlian picks a handful of questions from Twitter and Facebook and settles in. There’s a lot of guff about happiness and health and all that, but an entertaining morsel or two always sneak through.
My favourites from the last couple of batches:
Question: “Do you think there are different types of love? and one is more special/important than the other? for instance your love for john, and sean in comparison to a friend’s love or love for john as a fan? btw, i LOVE that you do this for us! thank you.”
Yoko: “Love does not choose. It’s like water. It goes to wherever it’s needed.”
Question: “Hi Yoko, I’m sure you’ve had this question before, but have you ever seen a UFO?”
Yoko: “I think I have. And not even once but many times. They are certainly coming to our planet more and more.”
Question: “Did John cook at home, and if so what did he make that was good?”
Yoko: “He stopped making anything and made everybody happy.”
Question: “What was the first movie you ever made, and what was it about?”
Yoko: “I don’t remember. This is a question you should ask some archivist of films of the world.”
Yoko Ono also produces some splendid tweets. Some of my favourites, beginning with one from yesterday:
“If you knew nothing about Yoko Ono, and read her tweets for the first time, you’d probably think she was a fairy godmother – which makes up a bulk of the appeal,” said Time, in naming her among the top 140 Twitter feeds of 2012. Which is one way of putting it.