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“It’s nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I’m picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should feel free to question, discuss, and/or report what your mind tells you. I’m just planting the seeds. Have fun.” ―Yoko Ono
Legendary avant-garde icon Yoko Ono has inspired generations of artists and performers. In Acorn, she offers enchanting and thought-provoking exercises that open our eyes―and all of our senses―to more creative and mindful ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we cohabit. Throughout this beautifully designed book are 100 black-and-white line drawings by Yoko. Like this legendary woman herself, the book is wildly original, stimulating, and hard to label: Call it purposeful play, call it brain poetry, call it guided motivation, call it Zen-like incantations, call it whatever you want. But read it. Acorn may change the way you experience the world.
is under the ice. Icebergs are melting. The snow on the Alps is melting. It will create a big shift in the axis of the globe itself. We will see shorelines disappearing, oceans turning into rich fields and deserts turning into green lands. Some of us may want to leave this globe to live on another planet. But there’s no need to panic. Knowledge will always give us a solution. Melt the icebergs and snow in your life. Earth Piece III Your feet are your physical connection to this
in another country is thinking. Tell us what you’ve heard. Sound Piece V Spring Tape the sound of friends laughing together. Save it for a rainy day. Sound Piece VI Summer Tape the sound of your baby son crying. Let him listen to the tape when he is going through pain as a grown man. Sound Piece VII Autumn Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she’s in sorrow. Sound Piece VIII Winter Tape the sound of your friend ranting. Bury it in
fireflies dance. Watch the lights on the water dance. Let your heart dance with them. Dance Piece V Go from one room to another Opening and closing each door. Do it very slowly. a) Imagine opening and closing your brain when you do this. b) Imagine opening and closing your heart when you do this. c) Imagine opening and closing people’s minds when you do this. Dance Piece VI Dance in your dream. Hug your mother. Hug your father. Make them hug each other. Hug your sisters and
goodness, a sea of love. Count your blessings every day for they are your protection Which stands between you and what you wish not. Count your curses and they will be a wall Which stands between you and what you wish. The world has all that you need And you have the power to attract what you wish. Wish for health, wish for joy. Remember you are loved. I love you! y.o. End Piece Each planet has its own orbit agenda. Think of people close to you as planets. Sometimes it’s nice to
jump in two or three leaps c) how to space the leaps 2) Make sure how high you want to go: a) to where people could still see you b) just out of the stratosphere c) to another planet 3) Make note of where you want to come down to: a) the same place you jumped up from b) a city or country you know c) somewhere you have never been to Sky Piece X The sky is not only above our heads. It extends all the way down to earth. Each time we raise our foot from the ground, we are walking in the