Yoko Ono answers your questions every Friday on Twitter & Facebook.


Friday 21 November 2014

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Peter Davey
Draw to show?…. Draw to express?… Draw as catharsis?… Draw to see?… What are your thoughts on the activity of drawing?

My mind and body are wanting to draw. It’s called life.

Tony Hartley
Hello Yoko, would there be any chance of your releasing Imagine and Mind Games in high resolution surround sound, perhaps on Blu-ray or SACD?

Yes. That will be nice. Now that the question has been raised… I’m sure the answer will come.

Robert Knecht
Yoko, Do you attribute your youthful vigor to staying involved with important issues & doing good for the world?

I AM young. You are too! Don’t ever think you are not. We are all healthy and young. Shall we dance?

Isaac Luna Hernández
‘I’m Your Angel’ is my favourite song, Where did you write it? Tell us something about it please.

One night, John was feeling like he was getting old and moaning about it. We all have times like that. Especially in the middle of a rainy night! So I was inspired to write that song, full of love for him for his approaching birthday.

Leonor Quinteros Ochoa
Dear Yoko, what lies between our wishes and our hopes? Love from Chile

The answer my friend is blowing in the… did somebody say something? ;)

Kylie Hicks
Your performance piece ‘Cut Piece’ – even though only viewed by me on film – is the most powerful work of any performance artist I have seen. It is the most sussinct articulation the choices made by us as both individuals and the human race which lead to peace of conflict…empathy and compassion or apathy and compliance….a selfess gift you gave in such a painfully poetic and exquisite gesture…perhaps even moreso now….how do feel about the work today???

I made the point. So I can move on. That’s how I felt about Bed-In too, you know. We either keep moving on, or be stuck with one gig and call it “your permanent gig!”

Kat Fur
How many people would you say perform your “Cut Piece” in a year, and do we ask your permission before performing it? If you choose to answer, thank you. I’ve followed your life for a long time and respect your work so much, not only as an artist but as a WOMAN artist.

WOMEN POWER! We will keep giving as we breathe!

Bobby Pavia
Dear Yoko… I was interviewed recently and asked what question I could ask my role model, I answered by saying in short “did you have any doubts about yourself on the road to success.” My question to you as an artist is how do you overcome self doubt and believe in yourself as a broke starving artist? It would mean the world to me if you could give me advise on this topic…

I managed to make myself a broke, starving artist at the time. Then I created YES painting and put it on the ceiling. You know. all of us create what we are and we want to be. So your gig now is to be a broke, starving artist, is it? That’s just a temporary title you have given yourself. What’s next?!

Alan Anbari
Yoko, you are so gracious to do these Q&A’s every week! Do you have a favorite piece of classical music? I am listening to Bach’s flute sonatas right now. Peace, love, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Okay. Keep Bach in your heart (he’s in mine), and get dancing to your own song. You are alive!

James Mandolare
Many Blessings Yoko! When I’m with my friend we always seem to experience strange things: coincedences, interactions with animals; symbolic things. Did you have those kind of experiences when you and John were together? Can you think of some examples?

I keep experiencing what you may call “strange things” every day. They are not “strange things.” That’s life!

TWITTER

♛ GIGalotCA
Good morning Yoko! Would you mind sharing a few words about your 1st gig?

My first gig was being born the first time.

lokisez ‏@lokisez
What triggers your creative process?

The Air

Schweppes ‏@alltoowell_22
When you feel lost, what do usually you do?

Wait until I get an idea.

Balthazar ‏@radiobalthazar
How did you know you were going the right direction?

When I’m still alive.

Wendy Lee ‏@canadianbushwom
Go deeper…what do you need to say? How are you surviving? How can we help?

Did I ask for your help?

Zain Adam ‏@zainadam2002
What helps you control your emotions of sadness and anger? How would you best sort it all out?

I try to switch to logical thinking.

Albert Murrian ‏@AlbertBMurrian
I’ve never been in love. What’s it like?

See for yourself.

Yvonne O’Keefe ‏@yvonne_okeefe
How does one get over a broken heart?

Touch where your heart is and you will know it’s not broken.

Felicia Marano ‏@cutelyobsessive
Hi Yoko! Is it really better to have loved and lost than never to love?

You haven’t lost it yet. Look around and you will see that there are so much that you love – Life!

Beverly McIntyre ‏@BD_McIntyre
Grateful for ideas on how we can start kids young with music to promote peace in schools.

Kids will learn music through joining in with life.

Albert Murrian ‏@AlbertBMurrian
What’s the best book you’ve read in 2014?

I’m still reading!

Betty ‏@BarzhDu
It’s not really a question, but I think you’re great. So thanks for being. x

Thanks for your encouragement! I was just needing it. yoko

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24 Responses to Yoko QandA day – Fridays on Twitter & Facebook – latest answers here:

  1. lynn gallen says:

    yoko what does it mean ” I’m in phase 9 now”,( your response to fact you don’t cook but put energy else where) what is is significant about the # 9? Does John’s Revolution #9 share a meaning?
    with a handshake in thought.
    Lynn Gallen

  2. Lisa says:

    YOKO, THIS MAN Jacque Fresco’s, HAS DEDICATIED HIS WHOLE LIFE TO A NEW WORLD FOR US TO LIVE IN PEACE, BUT NO ONE IN THE USA WILL LISTEN OR LOOK AT HIS ART AND DREAMS CAUSE OF HIS EDUCATION.” IMAGINE” IS WHAT HE IS ALL ABOUT AND HOPEFULLY WITH YOUR HELP SOMEONE WILL LISTEN TO HIS WONDERFUL AND AMAZING IDEAS! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK OVER HIS WEBSITE AND YOU WILL SEE WHY I FEEL THIS MAN JUST WANTS TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, JUST AS YOU AND I DO. I LOVE YOU FOR LOVING ALL OF US, AND I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT YOU AND JOHN DO TO SEARCH FOR PEACE FOR ALL OF US!

  3. Jeanette says:

    Thank you so much for answering my question Yoko :)

  4. joseph martin says:

    Joseph Martin john is a light that will never go out for all you need is love will continue to feed this light
    he was a poet, songwriter, composer, a father, a champion for peace but most of all he was just a man. unlike paul m. he could feel and write a…bout pain and longing and reach the depths of dispair and somehow it was beautiful Help i need somebody, so i sing a song of love for julia, mother you had me but i never had you, women you understand the little child inside a man, i was dreaming in the past and my heart was beating fast, if you want money for people with minds that hate all i can tell you brother you’ll have to wait, war is over if you want it, no need for greed or hungar a brotherhood of man,but most of all IN MY LIFE I LOVE YOU MORE
    happy birthday john you are loved and i and millions more will miss you

  5. Felipe says:

    Yoko, your message is beautiful and we still believe in Peace.

    Here in South America we fight everyday for our beliefs, our ideals, our peace motives and for the beauty of life.

    Sometimes is very hard to swim against the currents, against over consumption, against the media, against the powerful and their money.

    But when i saw you and your willpower to keep screaming for peace and love for everyone, i feel alive now and i’ll keep yelling and working to build a better world for us all.

    Thank you Yoko. Mata ne!

    Felipe Nadeau.

  6. Shrujana says:

    i need your help!…i’m in a big emotional crisis and i don’t think i’m handling too well….

  7. Jen says:

    Hello Yoko, thank you for being available. I was at MoMA this past weekend…I screamed and made a wish. Thanks for bringing me full circle…and thank you for your he(art). I will be thinking of you and John tomorrow. Xo jen

    • Yoko Ono says:

      Hi Jen! It’s nice that you participated in the scream piece and screamed. Your scream joined all the other screams of that piece performed in MOMA, and is sending out a strong vibration and making a strong statement to the world. love, yoko

  8. Patti W says:

    Many years ago in NY you and John did a TV show on channel 13 which I attended. I have never heard anything relating to this show. Could you please let me know why.
    Love and God Bless

  9. Jos Witteman says:

    My next cd with my poems / music will be dedicated to you and John. This because of the good vibes you’re givin’ to the world. More than thanks, and with lovin’ greetings from The Netherlands,

    Jos Witteman

  10. Nestlenathan says:

    Once again thank you very much for taking the time to answer the questions your much appreciated n loved..cheers, thanks.

    Live forever

  11. Kallie says:

    HI Yoko,

    I am doing a write up on Cut Piece. I was wondering what is a message or representation you were trying to say with this piece?

    Thanks,

    Kallie

  12. Sonia says:

    Thank you for the answers that you shared to me especially about questions related when you were expecting a baby with John.. One of my favorites is you are craving meat and cabbage and about morning sickness.. hope if you don’t mind I could post some questions that was bugging in my head. it is all about Sean when he was not yet born (I mean inside your womb)… again thank you…

  13. Love your response to my query, thank you so much for your work. You’re absolutely right about love.

  14. Nessus says:

    Yoko, God bless you, love nessus

  15. Sue says:

    Yoko, one day I drove through Florida and felt incredibly sad, for no apparent reason, later, I found out Nam June Paik had died, how did you feel on that day? do you remember?

  16. mcszg says:

    Love your work Yoko !!!

  17. mellepixie says:

    Yoko, do you believe in “an eye for an eye”? those who kill should be killed in return or anything like that?

  18. Jay Thomas says:

    Thank you Yoko for taking the time to answer these questions. Your ideas inspire me.

    -Jay

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