Monday, October 09, 2006

October 9th...Always A Special Date For Me...No Matter What The Year.

His life began in 1940, and ended abruptly on the night of December 8, 1980. A little before 10PM. In New York City. At the Dakota. You know by now I'm talking about John Lennon. And today marks the 66th year since that wonderful day he drew his first breath on this good Earth. Happy birthday John. You would have been a young 66 today. And I just know you'd be giving our President hell (with your words and music) for this senseless, unending and escalating violence in Iraq. Every death a loss. To all of us. I miss you. And the music that would have been.

Come together.
Give peace a chance.
All you need is love.

Oh yes............

13 Comments:

At 10/09/2006 11:38 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

He would be raising holy heck, today.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I know.....and I miss the guy! Thanks Michael...this day, as is Dec. 8th, is tough for me.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:06 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Bravo! Great post. His presence & what he stood for is certainly missed with everything that is going on in the world today. You're right on with your assessment with the Iraq debacle. December 8 always gives me a twinge in the pit of my stomach. Thanks for bringing back some happy memories associated with October 9.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:14 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thank you so much. This date, October 9, and December 8, are days that live with my every breath, as long as I'm here.....and I know he'd be going strong right now. I wrote a post here dated Dec. 5th or 6th, 2005, that was special to me, and to many others...If you want (please), go back in time to Dec. '05, and read it. I hope you do.......Peter...and thanks for being here.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:16 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

It's December 5th of 2005...I just re-read it....

 
At 10/09/2006 1:24 PM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

I read your 12-5-05 post ... very nicely put. You're not alone with those heartfelt thoughts; I think there are millions of us out there. To think that his music can still bring joy to so many after all these years is amazing. His quest for love and peace has to have had an influence on lives all over the world. That is a great tribute to a great figure in history. My two youngest children were babies when John's life was stolen, but they both list the Beatles as one of their favorite bands. I'm just thankful we had John & the Beatles as long as we did.
Thanks again for sharing that post, even if it was hard to read thru misty eyes.

 
At 10/09/2006 2:20 PM, Blogger laura said...

You're right, John would not be silent about the situation the US is in now, and his comments would be appreciated. I wrote a story when I was in junior high (7 years ago now) about going back in time and taking the bullet for him, I was so taken with him. If only he was still here!

 
At 10/09/2006 4:48 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks everyone. And Laura, don't think I haven't had the same thoughts! And BFW, mine were misty too.

 
At 10/09/2006 9:20 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

:( I'm almost crying right now

 
At 10/09/2006 9:59 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

okay i am not so sure i woulld call 66 young but i get your point.and that is so sad:)

 
At 10/09/2006 10:03 PM, Blogger kaylee said...

okay that last comment i made sounded kind of mean to old people after i reread it.i forget i aint talking to little kids.
-kaylee

 
At 10/10/2006 9:46 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And Laura, if you only had a copy of that story. We'd all love to read it. If it were written today, I bet you'd have it on the computer, but back then, you might not have written it on a computer. Thanks everyone....you guys are the best. Am I lucky!!!!

 
At 10/10/2006 6:08 PM, Blogger laura said...

Oh man, I have no idea where that story is. It's probably in my closet somewhere...if I ever find it I'll show it to you.

 

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