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<small>2009-09-06</small>
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	Do you know the story of how John Lennon <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Ono#John_Lennon">met</a> Yoko Ono?
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	He went to a friend’s art gallery and saw an empty room with a tall ladder going up to the ceiling.
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	He climbed to the top of the ladder, and there was just a magnifying glass which, if held up to the ceiling, revealed a little tiny word “yes”.
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	He loved it, and asked about the artist.  It was Yoko, and that’s how they met.
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	In the early 1990s I met this girl, and hit it off right away.
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	When I mentioned that I would love to find someone like Yoko, and really admired her work, her eyes went big and she said, “Wow! Really? I love Yoko! I’ve never met anyone else who does!”
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	It was an endearing moment between us.
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	We dated for a while, but lost touch.
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	This year on Facebook, she added me as a friend.
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	I emailed, saying, “Wow! Long time! How are you?”
	She’s happily married and doing well.
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	She asks how I’m doing.
	I filled her in, then added at the end, “P.S. Still looking for my Yoko.”
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	Her reply was priceless:
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	“If history serves, you don’t look for a Yoko. A Yoko simply appears when you least expect her. Just keep climbing ladders.”
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