Yoko Ono Reveals Her New Year’s Resolutions

The artist gets nostalgic in her social media Q&A.

US musician John Lennon (R) and his japanese wife Yoko Ono (L) pose for photographers in Amsterdam 27 March 1969. The honeymoon couple is spending a week in bed at Hilton Hotel to protest against world violence. (FILM) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
US musician John Lennon (R) and his japanese wife Yoko Ono (L) pose for photographers in Amsterdam 27 March 1969. The honeymoon couple is spending a week in bed at Hilton Hotel to protest against world violence. (FILM) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Yoko Ono© Patrick McMullan.

Yoko Ono.
Image: © Patrick McMullan.

Did you know that every Friday the legendary and inimitable Yoko Ono runs a Reddit-style “Ask Me Anything” question and answer session via her social media accounts? The major topic of this week’s discussion, of course, was New Year’s Eve.

How does the legendary performer spend NYE these days? And how did she spend them with late husband, John Lennon? Read on to find out.

US musician John Lennon (R) and his japanese wife Yoko Ono (L) pose for photographers in Amsterdam 27 March 1969. The honeymoon couple is spending a week in bed at Hilton Hotel to protest against world violence. (FILM) AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

US musician John Lennon (R) and Yoko Ono (L) pose for photographers in Amsterdam 27 March 1969.
Image: Courtesy of AFP/Getty Images.

How would you and John spend the new year celebration? —Albaliz Irizarry
“By going to the window open to Central Park where the fireworks start at midnight…Thinking we are such a lucky couple.”

What is your fave New Years Eve memory? —Liz Edwards ‏
“Just last night with Sean and about 9 friends went to the park to see the fireworks start just in time. They were all incredibly talented and creative musicians who happen to be very nice people as well. Each time another firework goes off, we shouted “Yay!” Pretty soon we noticed that people other than us were very quiet. So we felt guilty that we were so loud, and hush hushed each other. Walking home in the snow was very special, because I always watched fireworks from our apartment with the family. This was the first time we started to actually stand in the park to watch. It was great! I immediately got a cold from it, but anyway….”

How can someone not let bullying effect them and learn to love themselves instead as believing they are worthless, ugly and stupid?—Mary Rose
“[Two] bullies [in my class] tried to charm the girls. But when we ignored them, the two could not stand it and kept threatening us. Which made [the] two sensitive and couragous [sic] guys who were buried in their books raise their heads and see what was going on. They told the bullies to stop being nasty to the girls. We got together with the two guys and told the bullies to leave. They seemed to have gotten scared of us and left, and never came back. I’m not saying that will work in our society now, but I’m just letting you know what we did.”

Which kind of space is the most important? —PhilosophyGold
The space that allows you to be free.

Did you drink champagne and dance on any tables last night, Yoko Ono? Happy new year!!! Much love, with wishes for peace, of course !!!!! —D.J. Jeschke
“I didn’t drink champagne ‘cause I quit drinking when I had Kyoko, but I did everything else—dancing in the white room plus giving a concert…”

Have you made any New Year resolutions this year? —Shana
“I made the usual affirmation again. Last year, it did not work. So let’s see if it will this year.”


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