In her new book ACORN from OR Books, renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit. Throughout the book are drawings by Yoko, many never before seen. Paperback: $16/£11, Ebook: $10/£7 Print + Ebook: $20/£14. PRE-ORDER [...]
ON THE DAY OF THE BIRTH OF NUTOPIA – 1 April 2013 Nutopia is a country that exists in all of us. John and I created this imaginary world. We called a press conference and produced a white handkerchief from our pockets and said “This is a flag to Surrender to Peace.” Not Fight for [...]
I am proposing the feminization of society; the use of feminine nature as a positive force to change the world. We can change ourselves with feminine intelligence and awareness, into a basically organic, noncompetitive society that is based on love, rather than reasoning. The result will be a society of balance, peace and contentment.
by Yale Breslin, Life and Times Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just 19, at the very start of her artistic career. Her book, tells the story of an invisible beauty and the one special person, “Smelty John,” who catches sight of it. Written years before Yoko met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the [...]
Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are [...]
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Dear Friends I would like to give an accolade to our mothers who passed away, without being acknowledged of the beautiful thing they did. They could have died trying to give birth to us. Giving birth was a very serious, uncomfortable, and dangerous matter. But nobody told our mothers that. She was [...]
Message from TBB (via email): I cannot IMAGINE PEACE anymore Yoko. First John gave his life for peace. You live peace each and every day. So does Sean and Julian. I have to live it. I was in the Marines. I have Imagined Peace long enough. I have seen too much death and destruction [...]
Message to the Japanese people affected by the Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami by Yoko Ono, 11 March 2011 My dear people of Japan, I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and [...]
Karuizawa is an old summer resort in Japan very much like the Hamptons except it’s in the mountains. There is a coffee house in a pine forest near Karuizawa. John & I fell in love with the place, and found ourselves going there almost every day with Sean. To get there, you had to go cycling for about 30 minutes from the town of Karuizawa. But we loved going there. There was a big hammock in the backyard, and John, Sean and I used to spend the afternoon lying in it, giggling, singing, and watching the sky…
Many lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg’s sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns.
I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor.
We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage.
With deep respect and love,
Yoko Ono Lennon
24 January 2011
Dear Friends, Since I just came back from Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the danger of nuclear power has been very strong in my mind. Then, I read the following statement by Truthout (below). A Nuclear Weapon is a very dangerous weapon to be used by anybody and any organization. It is insanity to have its [...]
On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2011 On Nagasaki Day – August 9th, 2011 by YOKO ONO Trust in the power of human intellect and the super ability sleeping in our subconscious. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, many victims [...]
IMAGINE PEACE by yoko ono to the pebble people: start your own campaign! A butterfly is hopping from flower to flower. Oh, good. I think. The butterfly is busybodying as usual. We are like butterflies. We busybody ourselves every day for our survival as we think we know how. But the difference with us, is [...]
Reading the lyrics after so many years made me choke up. NOW OR NEVER! It works now. The lines “Are we gonna keep shooting the ones that try to change, Are we gonna keep thinking it won’t happen to us” were hard to read. When I wrote those lines, John and I were a proud and happy couple, believing that it would make a difference to speak out. And I think it did. I didn’t know that John was the one who would be shot to death for trying to change… But they couldn’t kill him. His spirit is still alive and growing inside all of us. yoko
Yoko Ono Lennon, Memorial Day, 30 May 2011
STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller Strawberry Fields is one of the most visited spots in Central Park and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City. This keepsake volume (available from Amazon.com here) is a celebration of the 2.5-acre teardrop-shaped living memorial to John Lennon’s life [...]
SPRING AFFIRMATION 2011 by yoko ono Spring is in the air again. All seeds on the planet are quietly starting to shine. Ready to stretch, open and grow. And I am thankful for another year added to my life. So I, also, could grow and increase my understanding of life. Walk with awareness. Dance with [...]
IMAGINE PEACE 2012 Yoko Ono Lennon 18 February 2011 Dear Friends, Today, February 18th, 2011, I am 78. I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe. The world situation [...]
A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE – but it gets better – Don’t ever give up on life. Life can be so beautiful, especially after you’ve spent a lot of time with it. Because then, life becomes like a lover you have been close to for so many years. You know it/him/her so [...]
Sea Voices – interview with Yoko Ono (excerpt) Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City. Q. It is said that your name translates to “Ocean Child” – that is very powerful. What does the ocean mean to you personally, and what are your reasons [...]