Yoko Ono calls for a day of healing.

I remember reading my John Lennon and Yoko Ono books growing up, and I always looked as their stunts for peace as that simply.  They were publicity stunts.  In retrospect, however, I truthfully believe that they were adamant about those beliefs, and that peace could be achieved.  They may have looked like buffoons at times, but I think to some extent they were making an impact on the world towars peace.  It looks like Yoko keeps the peace flame burning.

Here’s what we’ve read.


John Lennon’s widow is calling for the anniversary of his death to become a day of worldwide healing.

In a full-page advertisement appearing Sunday in The New York Times, Yoko Ono urges readers to mark the anniversary by apologizing to those who have suffered because of violence and war.

“Every year, let’s make December 8th the day to ask for forgiveness from those who suffered the insufferable,” writes the musician’s widow, who signs the letter with the name Yoko Ono Lennon.

In the open letter, Ono urges readers to take responsibility for failing to intervene on behalf of victims around the world.

“Know that the physical and mental abuse you have endured will have a lingering effect on our society,” she writes in a portion of the letter directed to victims. “Know that the burden is ours.”

Ono was with the former Beatle when he was gunned down as he returned home from a recording studio on Dec. 8, 1980. The shooter, Mark David Chapman, remains in New York’s Attica state prison. His fourth request for parole was denied last month.

Of her own loss, Ono says: “I don’t know if I am ready yet to forgive the one who pulled the trigger. … But healing is what is urgently needed now in the world.”

“Let’s wish strongly that one day we will be able to say that we healed ourselves, and by healing ourselves, we healed the world.”

Source: USA Today


3 Responses

  1. Thank you,
    people say things like “it’s just for publicity”
    and other things about john and/or yoko because they don’t understand.
    …but she’s right you know.

    “What in the world you thinking of
    Laughing in the face of love
    What on earth you tryin’ to do
    It’s up to you, yeah you
    Instant Karma’s gonna get you
    Gonna look you right in the face
    Better get yourself together darlin’
    Join the human race
    How in the world you gonna see
    Laughin’ at fools like me”…
    from: “Instant Karma”-john lennon
    “But God hath chosen the foolish
    things of the world to confound the wise”
    -1 Corinthians 1:27

  2. Well,nobody’s perfect. ‘seems she gave Paul some bad financial advice:

  3. I hope no one mnds that I came back
    and doing another comment.

    This time it’s a question.
    Should I believe that about Paul still
    grudging about the lost gain from not buying the copyrights
    to The Beatles material???

    After all, he’s allready got enough dough to have anything he
    woulb want, several times over.

    I saw his show in OK City and
    he seemed like he was more concerned with
    the joy of sharing his creativity
    and pleasing an audiance than of being “rich and famous”.

    He had to have paid
    a big bundle to be able to make that show what it was considering all that it was,
    and it was an elabourate,surrealistic “trip” more than just a pop performance.

    What I’m trying to say is I think he spends more time being creative, trippin’ out on his imagination than he does fretting over something like that.

    If I’m wrong, don’t tell me. I would be dissapointed.

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