Wish Tree for Pasadena by Yoko Ono recently opened on August 2nd and will continue to November 9th. The art installation consists of 21 living crape myrtle trees installed amongst the cafe tables and chairs in the Courtyard of One Colorado. Visitors are invited to write their wishes on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree branches. The wishes will be joined with others from around the world and placed in specially constructed capsules to be installed in the area surrounding Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower on Videy Island, off the coast of Reykjavik, Iceland. With a need to celebrate my 12th wedding anniversary I combined a trip to an Old Town restaurant with a visit to Yoko Ono's latest installation.
Before I begin the fast decent into criticism, I would like to apologize to all of the rabid Beatles fans, and the much much smaller Yoko Ono fan club. I also apologize to anyone who finds these often beautiful but empty experiences cathartic.