Wednesday, December 8, 2010

R.I.P. Mr. Lennon

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. On this somber day, please take time to appreciate the man and his music. By the way, his killer, Mark David Chapman, was last denied parole on September 7, 2010; with a panel ruling his release would be "incompatible with the welfare of the community."  Let him out, justice will be swift and deserved....

Writing from Tokyo, Japan, on website, Yoko Ono has paid tribute to husband:

“This year would have been the 70th birthday year for John if only he was here,” she wrote. “But people are not questioning if he is here or not. They just love him and are keeping him alive with their love. I’ve received notes from all corners of the world to let me know that they were celebrating this year to thank John for having given us so much in his forty short years on earth.

“The most important gift we received from him was not words, but deeds. He believed in Truth, and had dared to speak up. We all knew that he upset certain powerful people with it. But that was John. He couldn’t have been in any other way. If he were here now, I think he would have shouted so we can all hear it. That truth was important. Because without knowing all the truth of what we did, we could not achieve world peace.

“On this day, the day he was assassinated for being a truth seeker and a communicator, what I remember is the night we both cracked up drinking tea.

“They say teenagers laugh with a drop of a hat. But nowadays I see many teenagers angry and sad at each other. John and I were hardly teenagers. But my memory of us is that we were a couple who laughed.”

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