Friday 5 December 2014
How are you doing this week Yoko? By the way I loved the pictures you posted this week of you in the White Room and you overlooking the City. All the best to you.
I’m glad you liked that one! It was taken last year. We’ll do more in February next year.
I meet my soul mate… We can’t create a world that supports us and our kids in a new life. So I’m shutting that world down completely and walking away from the prison I created thinking it would be my salvation. It’s so radical I lost her in the fray… Is this truly unconditional love or am I dreaming. It’s all so beautiful as my life comes apart!
Ken – If I were you, I would have a discussion with your soul mate – that you need some space just now. You are getting to need it. Ask how much time she would not mind giving to you, in what way… week-ends? Saturdays only? Start small. But make sure she gets exactly what you got after you. Then you reverse that and she gets the space first. Busy, busy arranging all this. Through it, you will see a new side of her and she you. So things will be different. That’s what you both needed. Good words to remember: I’m sorry, forgive me, thank you, I love you. Don’t get macho and skip these!
Todd Bradley Tiberius Tinker
Hi Yoko. I have been a fan of both you and John my entire life and love what you have both done to promote peace and tolerance. There has been a lot of hatred and violence directed towards Transgender people in recent times. Would love to know how you feel about this and if you were in a position to help, what would you do to help these people who are persecuted purely because they are trying to be themselves.
This is still a world which cannot take all truth. Think of the people as babies. Would you want to explain your position to a baby? I think you can wait to tell all the babies of the world what you want to share. Just tell friends who are ready. That means that they are not babies.
How do you see God?
There’s God in everything we see and touch. They help you to understand life.
Any fond memories of recording your album featuring the incidental instruments/ wind powered instruments?
I think you are talking about the instruments I had it made by an artist and recorded the album FLY with those instruments. That was a beautiful, beautiful experience. But the artist who made them died, and the instruments are gone. Beauty sometimes hides itself for no reason…
Hi Yoko!!! My question to you is have you ever had a paranormal experience?
My life is a paranormal experience.
What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
Love between all animals including humans.
Chrixtopher James Gardner
Hello Yoko! Thank you for this forum. How did events bring it about that you turned John Cage on to a macrobiotic diet & helped alleviate his arthritis?
I just do things I can.
Dolores A. Long
Greetings, Yoko: What is your favorite comfort food?
Loved reading you’re quote in this months Readers Digest, “A mirror becomes a razor when it’s broken, a stick becomes a flute when it’s loved.”
Thank you! yoko
Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
I honour all holidays and enjoy them in my head!
No question for you Yoko – I just want you to know that we love you. Thank you for everything you have done for the world.
I thank you for doing your part in the world and for the world. I hear you!
Lynda Tan @LyndaT15
What would u tell our NYC kids to help them make sense of the injustices of late, to keep them inspired & able to “Imagine”?
It gives you the chance to Imagine a better world more so… And many of them are doing that. Some of them are even thinking of deserting our planet and moving to Mars, or something. But soon they willl see that it is better to not wait until that opportunity comes and work on our planet to be a better world!
I remember your exhibit in Syracuse ’71 I was 14 & you & John came up & asked if I was having a good time
Wow! So you were there? We had a very good time there. I hope you did, too.
J C @toe2ner
I’m having a very hard time these days remaining positive with what is effecting me personally. What do you do?
We are all having a very hard time to be positive. But if we are not, the world will be a worse place, and we will end up being sick and depressed. Let’s save ourselves however we do it! I know we will.
konstantina nikolaou @KonstantinaSNik
How to deal with times of distraction so not to lose your creativity?
Distraction is good. So we give ourselves the time to think. Give yourself a distraction and you will be more creative when you come back from it!
Felicia Marano @cutelyobsessive
Hi Yoko! Hi Yoko! Are there limits to human potential?
I haven’t seen it yet!
PEOPLE ROCK! @PEOPLEROCKMUSIC
We believe that all people have good in them. How do we bring it out?
All people have to bring it out themselves. Once you know that you are the only one who can do it for you, creativity will fill you up, since you are no longer waiting for somebody else to do it for you.
What do u think Jesus would say to a gay person?
I love you, especially because you are so persecuted.
Have you ever felt insecure about your art, like in a bad self esteem way? What did you do?
I never had that problem. I was always excited with the latest thing I came up with.
Kalaiyarasan R @KalaiOfficial
I’m from India. What its like to be at Strawberry Fields in New York City Central Park? Any special memory you have there?
Yes. I always remember the day when John and I were walking to get home through what is now called Strawberry Fields, and said to each other, that we have to make this place as pretty as the other places in the park (it was a mess!)
What words have remained in your heart the most in your life?
Many of the things John said to me are coming back almost every day.
Friday 28 November 2014
Dear Yoko. I want to thank you for being such an inspiration to me in my life. My question – should we ever give up on people that refuse to change? Thank you, love Madeleine!
Not changing is an admirable trait too, you know. We should have people like that as well on our planet.
Hi Yoko! I sing in a Chicago-based rock/soul group called Yoko and the Oh No’s and I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I am such a big fan of your art and all of the work you do promoting peace. I would never want to offend you in any way so I wanted to make sure you like our band name or if you’d like us to change it! We have the upmost respect for you and want to obey your wishes So my question to you would be: Do you think all people are connected and if so, why do we try so hard to separate ourselves from one another?
Your band name has such a sense of humour it made me smile. We are all different part of one body called the human race. We enjoy each part.
How do you think/feel that we go through the process to de-militarise ourselves, our communities, our countries and the world for peace?
De-militarization is already taking place in the whole world. Nothing is announced for it, and it is happening ever so slowly, so we just don’t recognize it. It’s good that it is happening slowly.
Peggy L. Walton
How do you think we can spread the word of peace to the people that are rioting?
The violence comes in all forms. The riots are responding to the violence excercised by their government.
Dear Yoko, There are some younger people who are bitter towards their elders. It feels like I have to be on the defensive most of the time. What would you say or do to them that might change their opinions towards us?
This is a very difficult phenomenon happening more now. The young are expressing their dissatisfaction with life. They are bashing their parents who are most vulnerable to their attacks. To them we seem complacent to what is wrong with our society. Maybe if we are more active in trying to make a better world, we will work together with out kids. Just like when we started to listen to the same music. They are actually already very active in wanting to create a better world.
I know 2014 isn’t quite through yet, but what has been the most fun for you this year, so far?
Noticing that more people are for peace, and not war.
Best NYC moment?
To notice people being kind and helpful to each other.
What place do you enjoy most of NYC?
My study, which looks over the park.
Dearest Yoko… I just would like to thank you for bringing so much good into this world and to bring so much joy to many of us. I love to listen to your music.. it makes me so happy and your song “Walking on thin ice” is my life song :o) Loved it since way back when you made it. I really wish you the best and I wish you a very happy christmas and peace of mind. I thank you so much for being you and for all the inspiration I have from you. May you walk in the sun always. Love from Denmark, Tove
Thank you for your kind words! It’s very encouraging.
Hi Yoko, just wanted to say bless you for who you are, thanks again, Mari
Thank you for your encouragement. yoko
What are you most thankful for?
That I’m alive with my brain and body still active.
Help! I need to know how to make even the strictest of people happy
Leave them alone withoiut your interferance..
Felicia Marano @cutelyobsessive
Hi Yoko. Is it ever to late to tell someone how you feel about them?
I was very upset that I did not tell my parents how much I loved them before their passing. But they may have heard it now.
Is it important to be on time? And how do we know if we are?
It is important to be on time if that pleases you.
Lorraine Harrilal @tantra_diva
Dear Yoko, what do you think the world will look like in 100 years?
I will let you know when I’m there.
Albert Murrian @AlbertBMurrian
I love the song “Shine, Shine“. It makes me dance every time I hear it. What inspired you to write it? It’s a rocker!
I was just in the mood for it.
Janice Gormley @JaneyG7
If you were a season which would it be, and why?
I love all seasons. Each one is so beautiful!
Yeonwook Choi @nucton
Hi Yoko! What was your first happiest moment you can remember?
When I woke up the first day after i was born and saw the shining snowfield from the window. Yes. I was able to already see!
ॐ mIke @mikeddavies
Hey! Who is your favourite artist that has emerged in the last 10 years? #peaceforall
Me. I am emerging every day of my life..
Are you and Lady Gaga still friends?
We are both busy doing our own things. But my love and admiration for her has never changed.
Lee Hyo Chan 이효찬 @hyochan
What’s the nicest thing you’ve heard this week?
Was there any good news this week? Tell me about it!
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