(A Beatle and a Japanese conceptual artist walk into a bar …) Her parents were well off, but her childhood was still turbulent because she couldn’t measure up to their expectations.
Her (beautiful) mother deemed her “handsome” but “not pretty.” When she was 13, her father — a failed classical pianist turned successful banker — advised her to give up playing the piano because her hands were too small.
Yoko blurted out that she would rather be a composer than a pianist anyway, and he told her this was even less likely: Could she name a single female composer?
She couldn’t, but even back then her idea of the profession was a tad unconventional.
I hated all the parts of myself that could be perceived as co-dependent or excessively feminine. Beginning to love Yoko Ono is a dangerous experience, because then you wonder: If Yoko Ono was something more than the woman who broke up the Beatles, then what other lies have I been told?
I was terrified of vulnerability because I thought it could exist only at the expense of independence. Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo in 1933 to a Buddhist mother and a Christian father — the first of many facts of her wildly antithetical life that sound like the set-up to a bad joke.
Like most of the countercultural riddles that appear in Grapefruit, Ono’s book from the same year, the instruction — titled Film Script 5 — was at once facile and mischievously impossible.
Critics said the show glamorized an environment that was demeaning to women.Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, apparently can't get enough of the actress Amber Heard.In a November interview with Rolling Stone, Musk said he had split with Heard, though it sounded as if he was still pining after his ex and concerned about the status of his love life. "I was really in love, and it hurt bad." He added: "If I'm not in love, if I'm not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy." But on Friday, TMZ snapped pictures of the two kissing after getting lunch in LA.The possibility of mockery, dissent, and violence is all part of the point.Love it or hate it, Ono’s art is a two-way mirror, throwing your own reaction back at you.