Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree Arrives in Madrid
Every person dreams that all his wishes come true. To do this, people throw coins into the fountain, write down wishes on pieces of paper, and then burn them, look at the shooting stars and conceive candles. In every culture, you can find many traditions and rituals associated with desires.
Avant-garde artist, singer, widow of John Lennon Yoko Ono shares these ideas, so she created a special project dedicated to desires. Her project is called “Wish Tree”, which speaks for itself. Now Wish Tree has arrived in Madrid. From July 30, visitors to the Museo Lázaro Galdiano can tie their wishes in the orange branches of the Jardín del Parque Florido and thus become part of this interactive project.
His arrival in Madrid coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of this project, which continues travel the world, thanks to the interest in it of people of completely different ages from different parts of the world.
The handwritten instruction by Yoko Ono herself tells what to do: “Formulate a desire. Write it down on a piece of paper. Fold the leaf and hang it on the branch of the wish tree. Tell your friends to do the same. ”
When the orange trees are filled with leaves with wishes, the organizers will carefully collect them and send them to Yoko Ono. During the project, John Lennon’s widow has collected more than a million wishes from all over the world.