Lennon & Yoko Ono
Yoko Honors John On The 27th Anniversary of his Death
by Paul Cashmere - December 8 2007
Today, December 8th 2007, marks the 27th anniversary of the murder of John
To mark the occasion, John's widow Yoko has released the following statement.
December 8, 2007
I miss you, John. 27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to
the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking
in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine
- holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our
life was good.
I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I
learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and
without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for
the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of
every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th,
1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past
27 years - and will stay with me forever.
Even harder for me is watching what was taken away from our beautiful boy,
Sean. ?He lives in silent anger over not having his Dad, whom he loved so much,
around to share his life with. I know we are not alone. Our pain is one shared
by many other families who are suffering as the victims of senseless violence.
This pain has to stop.
Let's not waste the lives of those we have lost. Let's, together, make the
world a place of love and joy and not a place of fear and anger. This day of
John's passing has become more and more important for so many people around the
world as the day to remember his message of Peace and Love and to do what each
of us can to work on healing this planet we cherish. ??Let's: Think Peace, Act
Peace, and Spread Peace. John worked for it all his life. ?He said, "there's no
problem, only solutions." Remember, we are all together. ?We can do it, we must.
I love you! ??
Yoko Ono Lennon