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Grapefruit by Yoko Ono
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really liked it

Well I wasn't prepared 100% for what this book was about to offer, but it's safe to say that at the end I was left with a big smile on my face and with a lot of paint and color plastered on my mind.

In this beautiful conceptual collection of collages of words and images, Yoko Ono seeks to challenge the readers mind through the use of play, of taking the mind of a person and splashing it against the canvas of the 'real' world. However, in the 'real' a line is a line, but in our minds, or Ono's, it can just be a ''depressed circle''. So, we are offered is bouquet of words cut up from all the corners of our perception, offered by a playful child, that when uttered splash our world in color and fun in ways we could not expect. The world gets turned upside down and things just get covered in sounds of farts, giggles and joy while maintaining its relevant connections to nature, people and emotion.

Definitely worth reading, browsing through, finding one or other of her koans that might strike you in the right way and hit the sweet spot of that turns things into a carnival of feeling and emotion.

“Imagine the clouds dripping
Dig a hole in your garden to
put them in''
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September 10, 2018 – Shelved

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