’My Daddy Is Beautiful’ by Yoko Ono

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John plays with Sean during the picnic. Japan, summer 1977. photo by Nishi F. Saimaru, © 1977 Yoko Ono

John plays with Sean during the picnic. Japan, summer 1977.
photo by Nishi F. Saimaru, © 1977 Yoko Ono


I know that our kids will be blessing you on this day.
Usually, we women, wearing many hats,
Tend to leave it to our kids to bless you.
But I’d like to make a point for this Father’s Day
That we, women, appreciate and bless you, too.

For centuries, we have been in love with you.
We love you for what you are and respect you for trying to do your best.
Because we women are an intelligent, strong and powerful race of people,
Sometimes you must find us intimidating.
But fear not.

We are in your corner.
We are your partners in life.

We share and understand your struggle and your effort
to stay wise and clear in our rapidly changing society.
We, especially, respect you for your decision
to commit yourselves to being fathers.
It is a very tough decision to make in today’s world
in which constant adjustment of your ideas and actions are demanded of you.

I don’t know if we ever thanked you.
So here it is: Thank you, and we love you.

Yoko Ono Lennon
for Father’s Day 19th June 2011

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MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL Write your father's name upload his photo, a note about him, to him and to yourself. If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message as long as a novel (!) that's fine. Make sure to squeeze him with big hugs and kisses in your mind and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii y.o. '10 Yoko Ono For Father's Day: Sunday 20 June 2010 http://mydaddyisbeautiful.com MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL Facebook group here: http://bit.ly/MMIBfb
Jun Iijima
Jun Iijimaon December 17, 2013 10:10 am
My Daddy is beautiful...
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Sandra Thumper Sasvári
Sandra Thumper Sasvárion March 31, 2014 5:09 pm
Because It took much too long for my request to join this group to be approved, Father's Day in Sweden has come and gone, but this still rings true. ❤️

When I think about my father, primarily three things come to mind: his musicality, his intelligence, and his passion. Although he is retired now, he was a music teacher for his entire life and made sure every corner of my childhood was filled with music. From him, I get my diverse musical taste.

Because of his musicality, I possess the valuable knowledge that musical labels are unnecessary and useless because there is only good music and bad music: music that speaks to you, and music that doesn't. Because of his intelligence, my intellect is regularly nurtured through the many conversations and debates we always share - even when we don't always agree. And because of his passion for his passions - tennis, music, and his children - I know that those that have a fire within, will always make the world a better place by following their calling.

My father is an artist, a survivor, and a blessing. He is always there to offer love, support, and help, and I consider myself lucky to know him not only as a parent...but as a human being. Happy Father's Day, dad! I love you. <3

Love always,
Your Daughter

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Mary LeBlanc
Mary LeBlancon March 31, 2014 5:00 pm
Robert George LeBlanc
3-18-1922 - 1-17-07
I think about you and miss you almost every day. I have many fond memories of our time together, walking in the woods, fishing on Milford backwater and catching those over a pound sunfish from our Alumacraft boat and the water was so clear we could see those sunnies bite our hooks!
I remember the day sitting in our 1946 blue Chevy driving on some back road that we decided to call each other chum, I had a package of chum gum and as I was chewing I got the idea and it stuck, from then on every birthday or holiday we would sign our cards, love from your chum. I remember how I would love to have him read to me from the poet Edgar A. Guest, A Heap O' Livin' nestled on his lap, here I felt so safe. I remember how he loved to be out of doors in nature and he taught me to respect and care for it and all it's complexities. We would have long talks about life and why we are here on this earth, sitting on lawn chairs in our back yard looking up at the moon and stars and staying out until the mosquitos got the best of us. And I was so grateful that my dad was such a hard worker, he had a full time job and would moon light sanding floors to make ends meet. He would come home from work exhausted and would take a nap on our sofa, this was a time for a prank or two as I would take my mother's red lipstick and eyeliner and would do his face and upon awakening when he saw himself in a mirror he would say loudly "what the hell who did this?" Then we all would have a good laugh.... I want to thank him for all his humor and warmth and wisdom....thanks dad you are so greatly missed!!
I'm sending this with very big hugs and kisses with a sprinkle of I ii iii your daughter Mary (Chum) :) <3 <3
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Joel Durham Jr
Joel Durham Jron December 22, 2013 5:00 am
My father, Joel Durham Sr., and my daughter in 2007. I love them both dearly.
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Dante Rossi
Dante Rossion December 17, 2013 7:36 pm
My Daddy is beautiful
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