Friday 21 August 2015
Hi Yoko! How are you today?
We had a great soft wind blowing all day. A wind that made you feel like you were in the middle of Spring. It was great.
Hi Yoko! I have been using a mental image of your “Forget It” sculpture, that is at your MoMA exhibit, to keep my mind from overthinking certain difficult situations, and just do what I can and then move on. That may not even be the way you intended it. How did you intend it to be interpreted?
Well, Initially I was creating a psychological dichotomy. You say forget it, and nobody could forget it. But the piece rapidly changed into something deeper – ‘Forget it’ to keep your mind from overthinking certain difficult situations, just do what you can do, and move on. You are right on.
Hi Yoko. Do you believe having faith in a spiritual life, rather than following a religion, could bring humanity closer together?
By setting up one religion, you are creating a separation amongst the human race between that religion and the rest. Let’s not separate us.
How big of a role does luck play in success? Do you think there are lots of talented artists who never get their big break?
We all get a break. Only some of us do not want a break that fast, and some of us do. Also, some of us never want a big break, which may interfere with other parts of our lives. Some of us want sympathy from people and not loneliness, since loneliness seems to be difficult to cope with. We all attract the kind of life we want, whether we know that we are doing that or not.
Hi Yoko, How did you get through the grief of losing the people you love? I lost my father and I don’t know how to find myself as his death took a part of me. I want to be happy again and learn to live with the loss. How did you cope with the loss of John and other family members?
It is something that is not changeable. Our back is against the wall on it. So we have to find a way to get through. Each one of us is different. So the method we come up with to cope with the difficult situation is also different. I wish you all the best.
My hand shakes as I think you might see this…. haven’t seen you since Ann Arbor. Do you still play piano? Oh Yoko!
Yes, I do. Only to check out a new song that came to me.
What can i do ? When it seams all my creativity is playing games , forgetting about me ? i feel sad and anxious about it.
You should find how to play the game of life. It can be a very serious game but it is a game. Find out how you would play it. However you do it, do it well.
Does the experience of spiritual realization come to us in cycles like an orbit or a season?
Spiritual realization is always with us. We just don’t know it sometimes. But if you look into yourself, you will find it waiting for you to recognize it. it comes in anyway you want- cycles, orbit or season.
Dear Yoko, what can arts do for disasters?
Art will help you to recover from disaster – by giving wisdom to bring positive energy into your life again.
Hi Yoko, what is the best part of being an artist?
It makes you see things in perspective and gives your mind a good balance.
Dear Yoko, did you and John have a special place where you both would always go together? and do you still go today? ✌
We went everywhere together, except for that big separation period.
Maximiliano Monti @maxi_monti
What do you think about solitude?
Solitude gives you the energy that you need to work things by yourself.
Lisa G @lisa_ghanime
How do you unwind from a long day?
I like to relax with good old indian music.
Jean Klein @Minnieola
While you were growing up & attending school, did you ever encounter anti-Japanese attitude?
I have always encountered anti-Yoko attitude from some people, and good attitude from others. I don’t have to be of a different race or of a different sex. We all get bad treatments from some people. It’s a given.
Lyna ♡ // BEATLES AF @sparklerlyna
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
I had a great childhood. Thanx to my parents and people who cared for me. Therefore, I cannot think of one special memory that I favor.
CJ Fly @FLYestintheeERA
How did you shoot the “FLY” film in 1970?
I did it in one night. It was an amazing experience.
Hi Yoko what will be the next BIG innovation in the music and entertainment industry?
We will see how music will become stronger and stronger and finally make us open to all communication we don’t have now – communication with other animals and other beings in the universe.
~Poet of Life~ @LonelyLiliana
How do you deal with unrequited love?
Love thyself. Is the answer.
SAM DEMRO @Sam_Demro
What advice do you have for a high school student about entering the “real world” of adulthood?
There is no line to cross to adulthood. We are all in the real world from the time we were in our mothers’ womb. We had the wisdom of the highest being from the time we born. Yet we have not lost the innocence of a child as we have become adults.