Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Life is what happens....

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans”, sang John Lennon to his second born. Barely five years after the song was released, a bullet fired by a madman silenced his voice forever.

Thirty years later, his words still ring true- “They hate you if you are clever, and they despise a fool.”

Thirty years after that fateful encounter in New York, his dream is still far from being realized- “Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.”

Someday, we will learn to live in peace.



John Winston Ono Lennon
(October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980)
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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

22 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Thank you for remembering John today. Do you mind if I offer a slight correction? Sean was born in 1975; Double Fantasy (which contains the song "Beautiful Boy," which is where those lyrics come from) was released in 1980.

Jessica Bell said...

You think? I think this world is doomed ...

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - What a fine tribute to John Lennon. It would be wonderful if we could Imagine, as he did...

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Lovely tribute, Rayna! Hard to believe that the tragedy was so long ago.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice photo you picked! A sad day today.

Mary Vaughn said...

Imagine -- it's what makes life go.

Danette said...

You have more hope than I have but it is nice to have hope...

Ann said...

Touching Tribute Rayna. Unfortunately man will never set aside greed and power in an effort to even “Imagine” “nothing to kill or die for.” Sad but true.

Saumya said...

So beautiful, Rayna. I hope that we all get there someday ....

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I sure wish we could get there. Thanks for this post. John Lennon's insights ring clear after all these years.

Clarissa Draper said...

What a tribute, Rayna. He's one of my favorite artists. It's too bad he was taken from us at such an early age.
CD

Hart Johnson said...

I remember that day--so sad. And the song does have such beauty and hope... sadly, his death happened just after the world divide chasm expanded exponentially with the election of Ronald Reagan--something that probably can't be undone, but we can still dream.

Deb and Barbara said...

Beautiful testimony. I do believe it can happen. We must keep imagining!
B
The Middle Ages

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember - I was in high school when he was shot.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I still remember how shocked I was when I heard the news. Such a sad end for a talented man.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

He had a great vision. That's why it's so sad to see that he's gone.

Ellen aka Ella said...

so sad, wonderful tribute drabble, by the way~ I also remember being shocked, that anyone would want to kill this man. I love Imagine! Yes, it would be wonderful to imagine a peaceful world, only in our dreams for now~

Chary Johnson said...

Beautiful drabble and a powerful message. I happen to love that song and have it on my iPod.

Jules said...

Wonderful tribute Rayna. It would be nice if we could move beyond imagination and start to action towards this dream :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

slommler said...

Wonderful drabble and such an incredible message.
Oh to have that peace!!!!! Sigh!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rek said...

wonderful words, peace is so elusive, maybe not in human nature to embrace each other's differences...but hope makes the world spin around...

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Sandra - thank you for the correction.

And he was an amazing entertainer, wasn't he, and a great student of human nature.

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