This was one of my favorite drawings, which shows them leaving Gibraltar shortly after their wedding. It's amazing how, in just a few squiggly lines, John managed to capture their essence.
These posters were displayed above the bed during the bed-in. It was while in the hotel room that they recorded the song Give peace a chance.
Contemplating the meaning of bagism. According to Yoko, bagism was inspired by the theme of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, which was "One sees rightly only with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes." She hoped that the bag, by hiding her and John's physical appearance, would make their essence or the essence of their message visible.
The lyrics to the song Imagine where largely inspired by the words in Yoko's book Grapefruit. “In it (Grapefruit) are a lot of pieces saying imagine this, imagine that,” he remembered. “Yoko actually helped me a lot with the lyrics, but I wasn’t man enough to let her have credit for it . . . I was still full of wanting my own space after being in a room with the guys all the time, having to share everything.” John Lennon
On the left is Yoko Ono's concept piece called Play it by trust. By painting the chess board and pieces a uniform white, players lose track of their pieces as the game progresses. Ideally this leads to a shared understanding of their mutual concerns and a new relationship based on empathy rather than opposition. On the right is the Wish Tree. As a child in Japan, Yoko would write her wishes on little pieces of paper that she would then hang on the branches of trees in temple courtyards. Here, she encourages visitors to do the same.