Remember, not long after they married, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got into bed and promised not to get out until the war in Vietnam was over? They didn’t make it, but it was an interesting thought. They made the above video during that strike. The only other person I recognize is Tommy Smothers, who’s playing guitar with John on this.
Anyway, John and Yoko came up with all kinds of ways to make this a better world, and one was bagism, which was a way to end racial prejudoce by having everyone dress head to toe in a bag so you couldn’t see what color skin they had. An interesting idea, not that I think it would have worked. But their hearts were in the right place.
When I saw the prompt for this week was "bagged," that was the second thing I thought of. The first thing I thought of was my adolescent obsession with Teddy Roosevelt, but you see I had just written about him back in December. I imagined Teddy going on safari, exhorting everyone to "go bag some elephants!" So I decided that was a bit overkill.
Anyway, enjoy your day, and go bag some sunshine or whatever.
Linda is the host of Stream of Consciousness Satuday. Now a word about Post Crispy Critters cereal with pink elephants. The one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals!
Trivia: Sheldon Leonard is the voice of Linus the Lionhearted.