|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?