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

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2 replies on “Yoko Ono: Mend an Object and Your Heart

  1. 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. 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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