Elderism #67

October 7th, 2009

“I think of the days we were gods and goddesses, playing ball with planets. We were larger than dinosaurs. But now we sit like good girls and boys and watch the tennis ball going left and right, forgetting the days when we used to play with bigger balls. What happens when we shrink even further, and become the size of cockroaches? Will we still be playing with something that echoes the time when we were larger?”

-Yoko Ono, on her website. Most of us are shrinking but 76 year-old Ono keeps getting bigger—in recent years, she’s had five #1 dance singles; her new album is weird and wonderful.