I’ll be up front and say that there is really no point to this post except to brag and post more photos of Yoko Ono.
Yoko apparently found my blog series about her. And even more amazing than that, she liked the posts enough to feel compelled to reach out to me with an email.
That’s right, on Monday, January 19, I got an email from Yoko Ono.
I feel strange about posting the whole email, though I do intend on framing and keeping it in my home. It’s for a few reasons. First, Yoko emailed the commentary and I don’t know if she wants it shared. Secondly, Yoko, as those of you who have read her work know, has a very intimate way of writing. It feels, frankly, somehow too personal to share with everyone. So I won’t.
But I will tell you that it said that for what little I can possibly know of Yoko’s personal experiences, she found it incredibly “close to the truth.” It also included the words “Thank you,” directly relating to what I wrote in the series. And no, I can’t even begin to explain how humbling that feels.
It is, quite simply, the greatest honor that I could have possibly received. I’ve got a lot of compliments about the series, which I’m thrilled about and grateful for. But for Yoko herself to find it worth her time to read and comment on? For her to thank me for it? There are no words for that.
In case there’s anyone out there who doesn’t believe me, I do have a piece of evidence. Yoko also felt compelled to repost the entire series over at her website Imagine Peace. Clearly, she thinks that it does her enough justice to keep it displayed in her archives.
Even if you’ve read the series already, check it out. It’s pretty damn cool.