Last night I had the great pleasure of attending Yoko Ono’s annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower on Videy island, off the coast of Reykjavik, Iceland. (she says, casually 🙂 )
I know, right?! An amazing, surreal and joyful experience.
As we set off on the small ferry to the island, to our left the setting sun cast an amber glow upon the boats in the harbour
While to our right, yet another enormous Super Moon, perhaps the Superist of the year, rose magically above the snow capped horizon.
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful evening or clearer sky.
With my dear friend Olivia on the ferry
Making our way down the path to the Peace Tower
The white stone tower is engraved with the words “Imagine Peace” in 24 languages and the light power provided by Iceland’s unique geo-thermal energy grid, using approximately 75 kW of power.
Yoko gave a brief, but lovely speech, and the tower was lit. The first chords of “Imagine” began, John’s beautiful voice and poignant lyrics filled the air as beams of light pierced the frosty night sky above Reykjavik.
Amid the stars, the Aurora Borealis and glow of the Super Moon, Yoko began to dance… inviting everyone to come join her.
I told you it was surreal.
Peace, love & light…and music
Making our way back up the hill after the ceremony.
The tower will continue to be lit every night from the 9th of October, John’s birthday, until the 8th of December, the day of his passing.
Life goes on and we celebrate and remember all the good things and good people in this world.
A father playing with his little boy in the moonlight on Videy Island.
We say good-bye.
“The light is cleansing spiritually, mentally and physically. If you can’t go there, just think about the fact that it’s there and you know, it is going to unite and connect all of us” Yoko Ono
A Message from Yoko
Tonight, October 9th, I will be on the island of Viðey in Reykjavík, Iceland, to relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in memory of my late husband John Lennon, on the occasion of his 74th birthday.
Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER (@IPTower), which you can do here at IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com. You can also send wishes by post, email & Facebook.
Tell all your friends. Spread the word!
I hope the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet. And give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion. Let us come together to realise a peaceful world.
Love is our energy.
Wisdom is our power.
It’s time to shed light to all corners of the world.
Enjoy the trip we make together.
Join our live coverage every night from Oct 9th until Dec 8th here at IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com at 8pm in Reykjavik, 9pm in London & Liverpool, 4pm in New York, 1pm in Los Angeles, 5am in Tokyo.
Yoko Ono Lennon
9 October 2014
For more information on The Peace Tower a video, live feed of the Peace Tower light (and some beautiful music 🙂 )
Peace. xoxo SP
*First image a screen shot from the live camera feed on the link above.
** 8th image not mine
*** We all want to be using whatever skincare Yoko’s using. Seriously.