Monday, October 10, 2011

The Man, The Legend: John Winston Ono Lennon

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.”

Happy would-be birthday, Mr. Lennon! I can't believe that it's been so long since he was taken away... He would've been 71 yesterday. I don't get very attached to most celebrities, but I have always been so drawn to Mr. Lennon's voice and mindset. He lived a full life, with music and imagination and spirituality and love. I love his constant wit and wordplay, even if it was cutting at times. He always did what he whatever he wished; sometimes he wasn't seen in a good light because of his actions and meanness, but in a way, I can relate to that too. He's my inspiration because he was always willing to push for the things that he wanted. He grew up in a strict house with no parents and was considered a failure by teachers, but he believed in his own talent. He was the driving force behind The Beatles, having created some of the most beautiful songs of all time, and continued to do so even when he went solo. I find myself really entranced by all of his songs compared to his fellow Beatles, they have a piece of his spirit in them. It's a beautiful thing. He may not have lived the best life, constantly being under the public's and his own scrutiny, but he tried to create a peaceful world, and that's quite the endeavor for one man. He's an amazingly talented person to me (I cannot tell you how many books/ movies I've read and watched about him), and that's why I decided to write this short piece. I will never forget the impact he made, even though I unfortunately never got a chance to meet him.

<3 Linda

1 comment:

  1. happy birthday John Lennon. the beatles have been an inspiration and music i always turn to for creativity. definitely spending some time listening today. beautiful piece, linda.


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