Always on the lookout for things that shift our view and spark ideas, we were very happy to discover that Yoko Ono’s 1970 book Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono has been reprinted. It is a FINE book of instructions— koan-like meditations that will, in fact, make you see a little differently…

Yoko Ono Grapefruit earth-piece

…in a sort of back-of-the-mind way…

yoko ono grapefruit map piece

Yoko Ono Grapefruit Synopsis

More here.

We find one a day, especially in the morning,  like a kind of tonic.

The book also makes a surprising gift.

Thanks Holton and Maria!

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8 replies on “grapefruit: yoko ono’s book of instructions

  1. Love it, but hard to understand.

  2. having the mind and the mind map, I love this book I read pity in parts but those parts give a lot of talk in my imagination I love him (:

  3. Yeah, I think that’s part of how it works. You “get” with another part of your brain.

  4. Yes, the original was published in 1961. Then Yoko made additions for an expanded volume in 1970 or so.

  5. Ha! I love it! It does sound like a good source for a daily tonic, or a koan. What a find! I love your quirky posts. Amy

  6. I should have been dead by now December 1 1962 in Newport Kentucky . Mother throws water at the wall for 50 years-Father has a heart of gold depression baby’s married 51 + years time fly’s- Disinherited son-mother of my kids left for other men- stayed in A.A for 15 years alcoholism- a prisoner for 10 years-left hospital February 6 ,2013- Jehovah raised up May 12 ,2013_We live alone_ custody issues with kids pending Newport Kentucky_ did not no much about your husbands music or personal until May_ June 2013_ I’m complete_I don’t No anything we learn as I go_ I am the poor_ progress is slow learning alone_ We could use help_ Minecraft mine with me_please help_ [email protected]_ |I Love you, Yoko

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