John Lennon Explained Why He Fell for Yoko Ono in a Book He Wrote
The book that kept John Lennon from writing new songs
John was a true Renaissance man. He made innovative music, starred in films, entertained people on television, and even wrote a trio of books. According to Kirkus Review, his final book, Skywriting by Word of Mouth, was released six years after his death.
To this day, fans want to understand why John Lennon fell in love with Yoko Ono. However, John himself explained why he loved her in one of his books. Interestingly, John’s creative process while writing the book was unusual — and involved Yoko.
“Since I was extraordinarily shy (especially around beautiful women), my daydreams necessitated that she be aggressive enough to ‘save me,’ i.e. ‘take me away from all this,’” he wrote. “Yoko, although shy by herself, picked up my spirits enough to give me the courage to get the hell out…. She also had side-interests, much to the surprise of my pre-liberted male ego.”
The fate of ‘Skywriting by Word of Mouth’
In this passage from Skywriting by Word of Mouth, John makes it abundantly clear why he was attracted to Yoko. He explains the origin of their romance succinctly. Oddly enough, while John was incredibly popular, Skywriting by Word of Mouth remains relatively obscure. Fans looking for insight into his life will want to read “The Ballad of John and Yoko” — even if Skywriting by Word of Mouth kept John from writing songs for some time. Go to Source