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acne, eternity, forthcoming, installation, quest, revived, revolve, shrines, signature, therapy

Yoko Ono's Pasadena 'Wish Trees'

From serious to whimsical, thousands of people pen their desires and attach them to Ono's project.

source: Los Angeles Times

小野 洋子在帕薩迪納的 『許願樹』

Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子), 1933 年2月18日生於日本東京。她是個前衛派的畫家及音樂家。她因與披頭四之一的John Lennon結婚並參與其工作而家喻戶曉。

Pasadena 帕薩迪納 位於南加州,從1890年開始,每年元旦舉辦"玫瑰花車遊行"。

"whimsical" - 異想天開的,怪誕的。

Early in August, the artist Yoko Ono opened one of her signature projects in Pasadena. The installation, "Wish Trees," consists of 21 small crape myrtle trees arranged throughout the city's popular One Colorado mall in the revived Old Town section. Visitors are invited to write a wish and tie it to one of the trees, something Ono recalls doing at Japanese shrines when she was a little girl. Although Ono never reads the messages tied to her "Wish Trees" -- "I feel it is not right to read people's private wishes" -- she does keep the hundreds of thousands of white tags, eventually to be stored in the Imagine Peace Tower off the coast of Iceland. Nevertheless, many visitors to the trees have taken to reading the wishes as a form of entertainment or, perhaps, even therapy as the nation rides out one earth-shattering wave of bad news after another. Ono's trees have exploded into a Rorschach of national angst. Here are some I saw on several visits:

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 attach第四級[動詞] 裝上,貼上;使附屬
 consists第四級consist(組成,構成) 的第三人稱單數現在式
 entertainment第四級[名詞] 招待,款待; 演藝界
 eventually第四級eventual(最後的;結果的) 的衍生的副詞; [副詞] 最後,終於
 installation第六級[名詞] 設施;安裝
 nevertheless第四級[副詞] 仍然,不過,然而
 recalls第四級recall(回憶;使想起;召回) 的第三人稱單數現在式; recall(回想;收回) 的複數
 revived第五級revive(復甦;恢復生機;使甦醒) 的過去式及過去分詞
 shattering第五級shatter(粉碎;砸碎) 的現在分詞
 shrines第五級shrine(聖壇;神殿) 的複數
 signature第四級[名詞] 簽名,簽署
 therapy第六級[名詞] 治療,療法