Yoko Ono, 80, Vows to Never Retire

If Yoko Ono is ever short on cash (highly unlikely, since I own 10,000 copies of Grapefruit), I suggest that she bottle her essence and sell it on the street so that the rest of the world can experience the same eternal, restless creative energy that has propelled her lifelong career.

You would think that for a soon-to-be 81 year old woman, productive efforts may have slowed, or at least have taken a backseat to Bingo-related activities. But who am I kidding? This is Yoko Ono we are talking about, a human being who has dominated every creative field she has set her mind to. This year alone, aside from her continuing museum shows and performances, Ono will release a book in November (Acorn), and she is currently producing a benefit record with RZA (the best combo you never knew you needed). Oh, and she has a new solo album coming out in about a week. Um...woah. In a recent interview with TIME Magazine, Ono said that all of this was essentially just another day at the office. "When I have time to do these things and I get inspired, I just do it." And "just do it" she does. 


Furthermore, Yoko made it clear that any form of retirement is not in the cards for her. This probably has to do with the fact that, for her, creativity is a constant flow. “My career?” she said. "I never think of it as a 'career.' Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me." Oh Yoko...never change.


Thanks to TIME

Image via The Guardian




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