What a blessing our imagination is.
With life being what it is, the craziest at times, consumed with fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, where hatred and violence strive to consume, it’s no wonder some of us just want to crawl back into our imagination and stay there…
Stay where we can create our own world, one that is safe from harm, one that is full of love and laughter.
And then we woke up.
On December 8th, 1980.
The day John Lennon died.
Thirty-seven years ago today.
In writing this, the thought did come to mind that lots of you weren’t even born yet. However, I don’t think that matters because if you’ve listened to a Beatle song or a solo by Mr. Lennon, then you know that you were in the company of a master.
Yes, we were still in recovery from the Vietnam war. Yes, we were still in recovery from Civil unrest. (And sadly still are.)
Nevertheless, it is music that has had the ability to transcend above it all.
And that is what John Lennon tried to achieve.
So in commemoration, here are a few of his most famous quotes.
See if they don’t give you a little inspiration.
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche…, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”
Let your imagination soar!
“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”
So what do you think? Where were you when John Lennon died? What has his loss meant to you? How does his music make you feel? How do you think he would feel if he were alive today?
Cheers everyone! I hope that life is treating you well. And as always, thank you so much for all your support and wonderful comments!