Friday 31 July 2015
How are you?
In my mind, there are two kinds of people in the world at this moment. 1) people who go on vacations just like we used to way back with family and friends. 2) people who dream about it. Guess which category I belong to…? You got it! I’m no. 2. But the dream is rapidly changing. That old, old dream is a thing of the past. My vacation now is getting a quick look at a beautiful sky while I’m going from one place to the next. The sky is still there.
Hello dear Yoko! I would like to know how was your week and how you feel about your new and marvelous projects, I love every news I hear from you. Love form Uruguay.
Thank you for letting me know your thoughts. I remember the days – 50 some years ago – when I had written two hundred envelopes to send an announcement of my latest event, and went to the post office myself to send them, wondering if it some people would get it. Now, I have communicated with you in Uruguay without my knowledge! We live in a time of high communication.
What is your best memory from this week’s #JohnLennonDay?
From the time my limo went through the gate to history to the time all of us had left the island carrying the magic we experienced, everything that happened on John Lennon Day was so awesome, I could not pick one particular moment to tell you.
I want to say hi, peace and good thing to you…I really like your music and how you are resisting ageism, I didn’t think you would have another ism to help redefine,….but true to the spirit you are still fighting the good fight
From the time I saw people in pain, I naturally wanted to be a healer. We have a long way to go to heal our planet, though.
Irena Vorotnikova Nedeljkovic
Were you afraid when people were cutting off your clothing?
Fear was not the emotion that I experienced. The minute the performance started, I went deeply into myself communicating with the Universes.
What makes performance art powerful?
Because many accidental things come into it, so it is more real than edited film/video experiences.
What do you do when you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep?
I stay up doing work until I get totally sleepy. So I have never experienced difficulty falling asleep. If I find myself still awake, I jump out of bed, and do more work.
When I saw your piece, “Box of Smile” at your show at the MoMA, I cried. Thank you for being so giving of yourself through your art; you’ve touched my life in a big way!
A little smile for you from me…
Dear Yoko, a more serious question. Today two friends asked me what should be done about the individual in Minnesota who injured and then stalked a lion for 40 hours in Africa, as a “sport.” I won’t go into more detail, it was all in the news. What’s the correct response from your perspective? My first response was very negative and would not be helpful in the long run. No more violence. Then I though about global laws, animal rights, protection efforts, all that. This is not an isolated incident. How can we deal with this on a global level?
We will. This situation was given to us all to think and do something about the issue.
Do you ever go sit in Strawberry Fields in Central Park and reflect on your amazing life? My husband proposed to me there last February. Our one year wedding anniversary is Monday, August 3rd.
Congratulations! Thank you for your trust in the purity of Strawberry Fields!
Angela Zoumplis @angiezoumplis
Hello, is there any musician that you would still like to collaborate with? Maybe Bono? love, angela
What made you say that? Did you know that we did John Lennon Day just two days ago together? Bono was a very thoughtful person. I was surprised. It was nice that we were collaborators as activists.
B Way @Bawaybaway
What are ghosts?
Us without our etherial bodies.
eric struble @struble_eric
You lived through 60’s civil rights fight. Do you think this country is now litigating unfinished fights from that era?
As our society has changed rapidly, so our needs have changed. If we are just fighting the fight of yesterday, we will lose, whatever we are trying to get. Even our strategy must be the strategy of today.
Mary Miller @missmarymiller
How does an individual stay true to themselves and their unique gifts in a society that continually seeks to assimilate?
If our unique ideas are assimilated into society, it will give us more power. We are not trying to stand alone on the high mountain.
Yoko, do I have the power to change someone? To make them better understand my love, if they ran away from it? How?
We don’t have the power to change anybody. What we have is the power to advise. If somebody does not understand your love, just go forward until you meet someone that does. Life is always shorter than your dream, so don’t waste your time hanging on the hopes that something may change.
Logick Being @LogickBeing
What are your thoughts about the future of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on human psychology?
We have to keep changing to a race which again has unique properties that Artificial intelligences do not understand and therefore they don’t have. This recent scare is only to let you proceed onto the next step in human intelligence.
What are your thoughts, and what should be done, regarding the UK government wanting to frack in national parks?
You can advise the masses so they know what is happening. If the number of people becomes large enough, the politicians may get scared that they may lose their jobs if they don’t comply with the public’s wishes.
Allen Norris @Lenniecycle
Where in the world can you recommend to live for a bored 31yr old?
You are a very lucky person to feel that you are bored at this time, when most of us are working to not meet the doomsday.
karen jean larson @karenjeanlarson
When will humans realize we share this beautiful planet with other living things. Respect, compassion, love are it!
We are being slowly realizing things that are crucial in life. Let’s just say we are slower than what we want.
Albert Murrian @AlbertBMurrian
I love the song “Talking to the Universe”. I catch myself doing that sometimes. What have you been saying to the universe lately?
I’m just talking to the Universe, I’m just talking to the Universe. Ask the Universe that I said.