Admiring someone you used to dislike

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I used to dislike Yoko Ono.

Yes, I blamed her for making John Lennon go solo.

Yes, I used to think she had no talent at all and that she was famous just because of that relationship with him.

Last year, I was in the bookstore and spotted her latest book Acorn. I felt curious about it and decided to buy it without reading any page beforehand.

I started reading it in my room…and I couldn’t stop.

“This is a masterpiece”, I told myself once I was done.

Her poems and drawings are deep and meaningful. She made me look at the sky in angles I didn’t know existed.

She made me observe the environment I create in my own room.

Thanks to that book I have better ideas on how to enjoy a rainy day and became more interested in recording the sound of laughter.

Acorn is the kind of book you need to face an unfriendly world. It’s a guide to keep your mind healthy and practice introspection.

It’s a great book to enjoy on a Sunday morning with coffee and a great companion to survive any busy hour during the week.

On the other hand, this artistic work portrays the real Yoko Ono, the woman who had to deal with haters that accused her of breaking The Beatles.

Every word reveals deep feelings, deep thoughts. Every complete poem talks about someone who has gone through an emotional roller coaster and dared to write about it.

Your opinion on Yoko Ono will change after reading Acorn. I know it happened to me.

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