Yoko Ono: Mend an Object and Your Heart

Every morning, we’ve been reading a page from Yoko Ono’s tiny book of instructions, Acorn. We have been moved by many of the “instructions” we’ve come across. We find this one, which advices a practice of mending, both physical and emotional, especially compelling.

Yoko Ono/Acorn

Yoko Ono/Acorn

We were reminded how the process of mending a broken thing can often be like a meditation as step-by-step you bring it back to usefulness of beauty, healing it as it were. It is in itself an act of love.

Liaf Lijbers

Liaf Lijbers

Why not take the metaphor a step further, and work to mend an inner rift or tear or wound as you mend something dear?

Lea Kristensen

Lea Kristensen

Repaired hammer, plate, jeans via the late great Platform 21, a repair collective and incubator, whose website remains. Check out more of their Remarkable Repairs here.

Acorn

Acorn

2 Responses to Yoko Ono: Mend an Object and Your Heart

  1. Nigella 10.21.2015 at 9:21am #

    What a wonderful way to feel useful in helping something else be the same…for myself or others. Definitely a comparison to my own life becoming more unique and beautiful…with repairs!

  2. sahana martin 10.23.2015 at 7:04am #

    Reminds me of ‘sorting things out outside helps sorting things out inside’
    suddenly there is more room .
    also changing pespective , e.g. by re-arranging furniture in your room.
    suddenly there are new possibilities .
    don’t stop there : )

    “Improvised with Love ”

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