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Will the Groundhog see 6 years of peace?

A billboard from the campaign against war, which Lennon and Yoko carried out during the Vietnam War around Christmas. by Sam HarrelsonGroundhog Day has been happening for a couple of centuries as a sign of hope.  Hope that the cold and harsh weather of winter will end and the warming of spring will arrive.  I don’t think anyone still believes in the power of a groundhog’s prognostication, but the tradition has continued as a way to visualize our goals.

With the arrival of the movie Groundhog Day, the holiday has taken on an additional meaning of second chances.  And third chances. And fourth chances.  And fifth chances . . . . till we finally get it right. A westernization of the karmic wheel. A chance at getting it right.

If a movie can redefine a centuries-old tradition, then we can also.  Ok, we don’t have Bill Murray mugging for us yet, but that will come in time. 🙂

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over): Peace Song for 12/12/2011

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono is the Peace Song of the Day for December 12, 2011. A beautiful and hopeful song for the holidays.

I think it is fascinating how people have different reactions to Yoko Ono than they usually might, because she was married to someone that the world admired and desired. For those people who can understand the importance of Yoko Ono in her own right — as a brilliant artist, and a peaceful musician — it is very fun to follow her on Twitter. You can find her at: @yokoono She often posts thought-changing ideas, and fun, suggested challenges.
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