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Yoko Ono: IMAGINE PEACE TOWER lighting speech 9 Oct 2011

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    It’s so beautiful and tonight is especially beautiful because of the beautiful moon.

    I don’t know why that happened but the moon is especially beautiful and I’m feeling very good about this. Because when we started this I never knew where it was going to go and it could have deteriorated into nothing but instead it started to grow into something fantastic.
    And I know that it’s going to go on growing because all of us are wishing for world peace.

    And that wish, the strong wish, is in here (points to her heart).

    It’s not half a million people - I think it’s over a million now.
    We have wishes from over a million people that came to Iceland.
    And now wherever I go, they make this wish tree and put the wishes on and then they send the wishes here and that’s going on for maybe 20 countries a year and they are all doing that.

    It’s a very kind of difficult time now, in our world, and so I particularly wanted to read this poem that I wrote that is an Affirmation so it doesn’t have much negativity.

    You might think “Well, in this negative world what are we doing?“
    Well, there are many beautiful things that are happening in this world now too. And we have to recognize that.

    One of the things that is very beautiful that is happening, is us.
    We are alive.
    And we should be very thankful of that.

    We stand on this beautiful planet enjoying
    the sunrise, the sunset, the change of seasons
    the oceans, the mountains, the clear sky
    and the lovely towns and cities we've created together

    We cherish the moment of peace and quiet
    We cherish the moment of having fun
    We cherish every moment of warmth and love
    We laugh, we heal, and we embrace

    With what we've learned and experienced
    With our wisdom and the sense of unity
    We protect our world from destruction
    For our hearts beat in unison
    Even when we fight with one another

    We breathe for life
    We'll survive
    Remember: we are one

    A big hug and kiss to each one of you
    I feel privileged to share this time with you
    Thank you for being in my life
    at times as teachers, as angels, and friends
    always as blessings, always with love
    Without you, I would not be here

    Today is the beginning of our joyful lives
    Let's dance together in our hearts
    and play the game of life
    with love

    We breathe for life
    We will survive
    Remember: We are one

    Thank you.

    Let’s make a wish as the light comes on.

    Let’s send light to each other and let’s send love!

    One, two, three

    John, we love you!

    Happy Birthday John! and Happy Birthday Sean!

    Thank you.

    Yoko Ono Lennon
    IMAGINE PEACE TOWER relighting ceremony
    Viðey Island, Reykjavík, Iceland
    9th October 2011

    27 Comments

    21 timed comments and 6 regular comments

    • user665367504 Gabett
      user665367504 Gabett at 10.00 on October 10, 2013 08:35

      one...one...one...one.........

    • Ladisla Orkidea Paredes
      Ladisla Orkidea Paredes on October 24, 2012 15:24

      I love your essence, Yoko, you are art and love in one at the same time, thanks to share it with us. With lot of love: Ladis, a friend. You are so so so so Awesome, Greetings! Beautiful Yoko.

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    • user23558636
      user23558636 at 0.37 on August 07, 2012 01:59

      Hola les escribo desde Bogotá Colombia, Adoro esta iniciativa tan maravillosa. Felicitaciones. Con mucho amor. Cesar Diaz

    • Stephen Baxter
      Stephen Baxter at 9.00 on March 22, 2012 02:17

      We Are All Stars in Our Future

    • Stephen Baxter
      Stephen Baxter at 12.44 on March 22, 2012 02:09

      Eye Love 2 Dream Eye Hope You Do 2

    • Stephen Baxter
      Stephen Baxter at 0.07 on March 22, 2012 02:08

      In Our Yellow Submarine doc d with Titanic

    • LEAH GOMEZ
      LEAH GOMEZ at 9.12 on January 17, 2012 00:17

      Type your reply here JOHN WE LOVE YOU! HAPPY JOHN AND SEAN! THANK YOU SO MUCH YOKO ONO!!! ((*J*))

    • LEAH GOMEZ
      LEAH GOMEZ at 7.57 on January 17, 2012 00:15

      Type your reply here "Happy Birthday" IMAGINE PEACE TOWER" Thank You Dear Yoko And Sean With Friends! I LOVE YOU ALWAYS! ((*J*))

    • LEAH GOMEZ
      LEAH GOMEZ at 2.01 on January 17, 2012 00:09

      Type your reply here "Happy Birthday" John And Sean With Yoko & Friends!" ((*J*))

    • DivinWoken
      DivinWoken at 3.17 on December 22, 2011 01:58

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    • Andrea Bonavita
      Andrea Bonavita at 12.04 on November 19, 2011 07:41

      Solo persone come te possono cambiare il mondo. Grazie

    • Bobbi
      Bobbi on November 17, 2011 01:51

      During this time of hostility and violence because of beliefs and racism, it's reassuring that a person can create something so enormously generous and exceptionally lovely: here is an artist that can see through the sickly fog and share her kindness and beauty. Thank you, for a powerful exhibit that deserves plenty of attention.

      Greetings and sincerely from California, USA.

    • DivinWoken
      DivinWoken at 8.38 on October 28, 2011 13:29

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    • Christ Devos
      Christ Devos at 10.52 on October 12, 2011 06:30

      John & Yoko love you forever !!!

    • Kellie Levans @kidkel69
      Kellie Levans @kidkel69 at 4.42 on October 11, 2011 01:35

      Hey John and Yoko , listening to your birthday (yesterday) radio special on WBSD 89.1 BURLINGTON, WI ...you both inspire me daily ....Kellie Levans @kellie Levans @Kellie Levans @kidkel69 Rocking Fun Music tm Records Teen Outreach

    • Kellie Levans @kidkel69
      Kellie Levans @kidkel69 on October 11, 2011 01:34

      Hey John and Yoko , listening to your birthday (yesterday) radio special on WBSD 89.1 BURLINGTON, WI ...you both inspire me daily ....Kellie Levans @Kellie Levans @kidkel69 Rocking Fun Music tm Records Teen Outreach

    • RexRexRex
      RexRexRex at 0.23 on October 10, 2011 18:19

      I love the acapella mixed with the sound of mingling people. Brilliant!

    • Tres Tiros Rock
      Tres Tiros Rock at 1.14 on October 10, 2011 14:14

      ...sencillamente Hermoso!! paz y amor para todos! (peace and love for all)

    • proteuo
      proteuo at 0.44 on October 10, 2011 02:19

      but im not the only one!..

    • Carl Anthony Solè
      Carl Anthony Solè on October 09, 2011 23:28

      thank you Yoko that was so beautiful... love you and peace to you and sean on this joyful day of the birth of the most peaceful man ever John Lennon !!

    • JudyAnn
      JudyAnn on October 09, 2011 23:13

      Yoko begins speaking at 4:56

    • PunkJeny
      PunkJeny on October 09, 2011 21:49

      Hi sweet Yoko, I know that John is very happy in the sky... Thank you for create this special moment to everyone in the world ♥

      "Un sueño que sueñas tú solo, es únicamente un sueño... Un sueño que soñamos juntos, es una realidad" God Bless You,

      God Bless You John.. Forever in my heart... Here I Am celebrating your Birhday with the most wonderful music, yours.. Happy Birthday John♥

      With love,

      Jenireé Rojas, from Caracas - Venezuela :)

    • The Plugs
      The Plugs at 12.55 on October 09, 2011 21:15

      Beautiful post!
      Thank you Yoko!
      Greetings from Venezuela

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