by Yale Breslin, Life and Times Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just 19, at the very start of her artistic career. Her book, tells the story of an invisible beauty and the one special person, “Smelty John,” who catches sight of it. Written years before Yoko met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Message from TBB (via email): I cannot IMAGINE PEACE anymore Yoko. First John gave his life for peace. You live peace each and every day. So does Sean and Julian. I have to live it. I was in the Marines. I have Imagined Peace long enough. I have seen too much death and destruction [...]
Message to the Japanese people affected by the Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami by Yoko Ono, 11 March 2011 My dear people of Japan, I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, [...]
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...
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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
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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 [...]
On Hiroshima Day - August 6th, 2011 On Nagasaki Day - August 9th, 2011 by YOKO ONO Trust in the power of human intellect and the super ability sleeping in our subconscious. The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, sixty six years later, [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE - but it gets better - Don't ever give up on life. Life can be so beautiful, especially after you've spent a lot of time with it. Because then, life becomes like a lover you have been close to for so many years. You know it/him/her so [...]
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 [...]
From the Bottom Up: I like to wiggle my toes when I'm waiting for something - like in the waiting room of my dentist. It makes me less nervous. I like to be barefoot as much as possible. Places I'm definitely barefoot are: a) at home b) in bed c) in the shower. What's wrong? [...]
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.
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 [...]
"John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night. Three cats: Sasha, Micha and Charo are looking up at John, who is making tea for us two..." Read 'The Teamaker' and please share your Memories of John in the comments here.