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I am scouring the web for good social media content (it's my day job, y'all... or, more accurately my midnight job)...  and came across this classic. For anyone who doesnt know, John and Yoko, in their campaign for peace, took out ads and billboards all over with this message: 

Think about it

Think about it

You know how sometimes things get so cliche or so familiar that you fail to appreciate their depth? Like I might see Elvis' face 300 times before that 301st where I am taken aback by how freakin' gorgeous he is . Or how we go through the motions of life but have those moments of bliss where we are actually experiencing how beautiful it all is, or how lucky we are.... I guess it would be too much to be in a constant frenzy about how handsome my husband is (yes, he gets Elvis-status to me), or in an endless state of turmoil over how deep my feelings about being alive are..... and we cannot spend every moment contemplating the truths of the universe and the wisdom and meaning of the great thinkers. So it is how we function, to gloss over the big stuff, kind of making those moments where we consider them carefully that much more meaningful. 

 

Back to John and Yoko: "War is Over, if you want it"  

 

All I can say is- think about that. Think about it for a minute. Slow down and forget the other things rattling around and think about it for just a moment or two and what that means- and don't let your mind interject about repubs or liberals or weapons of mass destruction or 9/11 or national security. Think about it, not as two wealthy celebrities spouting intellectual idealism.... pretend Buddha said it, or Christ, or Rush Limbaugh, or whoever the fuck you give weight to. Lets think about it, not as a slogan, or a campaign, but as a calling, as a revelation, as an exposure of our personal responsibility, our capabilities and our true desires.

Literal war, figurative war, personal war, war in the home, in our countries, in our heads.....  

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Well, what do you really want?