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On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2012 by YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono pays tribute and lays flowers at the Hiroshima Memorial, August 2011.   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 [...]

2012-08-05T08:32:16+00:00 August 5th, 2012|Written work|

Happy Mother’s Day! love, yoko

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. [...]

2012-05-13T07:28:23+00:00 May 13th, 2012|Written work|

The Lighter by Yoko Ono

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...

2016-01-11T20:07:15+00:00 March 10th, 2012|Written work|

Fix Gun Checks: Sign the petition by Nov 14th & Mayor Bloomberg will deliver your signature to Congress

Dear Friends 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

2011-11-11T18:50:19+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Imagine All The People, Written work, Yoko recommends|

Exposing the Military’s First Amendment Violations: Please donate to help @Truthout continue to make an impact

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 [...]

2011-08-22T04:24:04+00:00 August 19th, 2011|Imagine All The People, Written work, Yoko reads|

PEBBLE PEOPLE by Yoko Ono

PEBBLE PEOPLE 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 [...]

2016-01-05T15:57:25+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Written work|

On Memorial Day 2011: NOW OR NEVER by Yoko Ono Lennon

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

2011-05-29T20:23:21+00:00 May 29th, 2011|Discography, Imagine All The People, Written work|

STRAWBERRY FIELDS: Central Park’s Memorial to John Lennon by Sara Cedar Miller

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 [...]

2011-05-14T06:25:35+00:00 May 14th, 2011|Written work, Yoko reads|

SPRING AFFIRMATION 2011 by yoko ono

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 [...]

2011-03-20T07:22:11+00:00 March 20th, 2011|Written work|

IMAGINE PEACE 2012 by Yoko Ono Lennon

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 [...]

2012-02-12T02:37:32+00:00 February 18th, 2011|Written work|

Sea Voices – Working Toward A Sea Change – interviews with Yoko Ono and many others

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 [...]

2011-01-15T06:14:04+00:00 January 15th, 2011|Written work|

THE POWER OF WORDS by Yoko Ono

THE POWER OF WORDS Your words will run around forever to reverberate in the ocean of the world like a pebble you dropped in the water. Let's believe in that power - the large power that could move the mountain and the ocean. yes. Yoko Ono December 31st 2010 First pubished December 31st 2010 in the major national Japanese newspapers: Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun & Sankei Shimbun.

2010-12-31T06:21:12+00:00 December 31st, 2010|Written work|

Walking on Thin Ice by Yoko Ono

Making Double Fantasy was a great joy for John and me. But it was intense as well, since we were trying to finish it for the Christmas release. John knew what I was up against and protected me to the end. If it weren't for that, the record would not have been a dialogue between [...]

2010-12-24T12:27:15+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Written work|