Friday, October 08, 2010

Imagine there's no Lennon?

I put this drawing together shortly after the senseless slaying of John on December 8, 1980. What I failed to see in the heat of the moment was that it was not "the day the music died".

A part of me wanted, and still wants, to play judge, jury, and executioner and exact some instant karma on his psychotic assassin, but I have a feeling that John would disapprove.

A large part of what allows his music to stand the test of time, is his recurring message of Peace.
'Imagine' has long been my Agnostic anthem.
No hell below us, above us only sky, and no religion too.

However John also mentioned other obstacles, no countries, possessions, nothing to kill or die for, no need for greed or hunger.

This fantastic idealism all makes perfect sense to me and millions of others, despite the fact that there always seems to be just enough humans, who are so full of ignorance and hate, who keep us circling the drain. 

Maybe that's why the song is so bittersweet, because it's totally impossible...
and yet, so many of us still want to believe in it.

They may say that he was dreamer, but he's not the only one.


  1. i really am glad you're still blogging, sugar! well done you! xoxoxoxo

  2. Thank you for a great post.
    I'm still dreaming...

    Oh Hai Savannah...

  3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

  4. I am not a Lennon fan. But the idealism definately makes me wish for a different earth. But what would it take to make the dream land?? and what kind of dream would it be...

  5. "Circling the drain" -- too perfect! I remember where I was when Lennon was shot better than any politician or other celeb.

    BTW I had no idea you were back to posting. When I abandoned Bloglines I also abandoned the blogs that were on the way out (and yours seemed to be). I will now re-subscribe in Google Reader!


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