Thursday, December 8, 2016

Remember Love 2016

Photo scanned from the collection of Sara Schmidt
Photo taken by Vinnie Zuffante


So we have made it through yet another December 8.   This year has left me feeling very strange.  As you may recall, I turned 40 years old this past October 8th.   My birthday is the day before John Lennon's and so as I woke this morning, I realized that I official have lived longer than John.

I always felt that John died too young, but I guess being the same age that John was when he died, really has put it into perspective just how much life John had to live.   How much life John should have lived.

If nothing else, it has made me want to live the rest of my life to the fullest and not hold regret or angry towards people.   I have had an amazing year in so many ways, but it has always been rough at times.   I need to let go of the things that have brought me down.

I read things that people say such as "John would want us to...."   I have no idea what John would want us to do in 2016.    But it is a strong suspicion that he would still believe in peace.  I think it is our mission as fans of John Lennon to keep his music alive and expose more young people to it and also to treat people of all walks of life with kindness and respect.   Hopefully this will help us someday have some peace in this world.

On a happier note--isn't this photograph precious?

9 comments:

  1. If there is anything that Americans can do for John in 2016 it is to push for tighter gun control.

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  2. We have plenty of gun control. What we need is gun education.

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  3. The peace we all crave will be hard to achieve. Even on this site and all over Facebook yesterday, Beatles and Lennon fans were debating gun control with some of it getting downright nasty. Makes me kind of sad. Oh well, that's humans for you! We all shine on...(MarkZapp)

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    1. Well...I`m proud to say we go some of the way here in England, as we would not tolerate a gun culture, and we`ve even put a ban on hunting animals for sport.

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    2. I'm with you Jonathan, No civilian needs to have a gun

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  4. It is a lovely photo, and I had never seen it before.

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  5. RELOAD LOVE NOT BULLETS!PEACE NOW!

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  6. RELOAD LOVE NOT BULLETS!PEACE NOW!

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  7. Second Amendment is right to bear arms for your protection/defense and it is a good one ; needs to be taught properly however from childhood

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