“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”
I remember the first time I heard “I am the Walrus, I mean really heard it. Something inside of me just clicked. I was impressed more by what the song didn’t say and how it went about saying what it didn’t say than what it actually said.
I was inspired that day by the words of Mr. Lennon and I continue to be.
Beyond writing songs with beautiful and eloquent melodies, John had a lot to say and he never minced words. He was a bit of a rebel who suffered from low self-esteem. He was unconventional and opinionated. He wasn’t perfect nor would he want to be.
He was truly an original and although he was with us for such a short time, he added so much to the world while he was here.
Today, October 9th would have been his 72nd birthday.
There will never be another John Lennon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
SOUNDS OF LENNON ( You Tube)
- John Lennon – Imagine he never was (geekoverture.wordpress.com)
- John Lennon: 40 quotes on his birthday (csmonitor.com)
- John Lennon Bio (wikipedia.org)
- 146 Rarely Seen Photos Of The Early Beatles for John Lennon’s 72nd Birthday (coedmagazine.com)
- Happy B-Day, Johnny (marciokenobi.wordpress.com)