Saturday, December 30, 2006

Season of Glass (1983)

















Yoko Ono released an album titled "Season of Glass" in 1981, a year after the murder of John Lennon. After John Lennon's death, I had a dream that John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited my home and stayed overnight. In the morning, they announced that they were going to hitchhike to Seattle. Concerned, I tried to dissuade them, but they were determined to hitchhike. After they left, I felt intense fear for their lives. Then I remembered that John had already died. He couldn't die again. With this thought, I knew we had nothing to fear. In the context of the dream, Yoko was safe, too.

When I look at this image today, I see a young woman and a young man at the beginning of their journey together. The man who bought this painting from me remarked that it reminded him of Diego Rivera's painting from 1925 called "Flower Day." I had not seen Rivera's painting before doing my drawing but went to the library to search for a reproduction of "Flower Day" and saw why he made that connection. I love Diego Rivera's painting.


















From "Season of Glass":

Goodbye Sadness
by Yoko Ono

Goodbye sadness
Goodbye goodbye
I don't need you anymore
I wet my pillow every night
But now I saw the light

Goodbye goodbye sadness
I don't need you anymore
Goodbye goodbye sadness
I can't take it anymore

Goodbye sadness
Goodbye goodbye
I don't need you anymore
I lived in fear every day
But now I'm going my way

Goodbye goodbye sadness
I don't need you anymore
Goodbye goodbye sadness
I can't take it anymore

Hello happiness
Wherever you are
I hope you hear my song
I never want to cry again
Or hold my breath in fear again

Goodbye goodbye sadness
I don't need you anymore
Goodbye goodbye sadness
I can't take it anymore

COMPOSED IN 1980
RECORDED IN 1981
© 1981 ONO MUSIC

2 comments:

robin andrea said...

I was thinking about "Season of Glass" just the other day. I can't remember why, except that I was walking on thin ice, which made me think of Yoko.

Lori Witzel said...

Whew -- wonderfully shared. Reminds me I need to write up the very juicy dream I had last night so I can mull it over.