Hello, Vixens. Did you read about the large people peace sign Yoko Ono organized in Central Park earlier this week? It was done in honor of John Lennon’s 75th birthday, which we celebrate today.
Photo courtesy of PIX-11.
That gesture reminded all of us how Lennon lived his life, using his celebrity and music not to push a clothing line or cologne spray, but to ask the world to consider peace over war. Light over dark. Love over hate. It is easy to see the roots of his masterpiece “Imagine” in that thinking.
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His childhood in England, his life as a Beatle, his marriage to Yoko Ono, his solo career and his years in his beloved adopted home of NYC shaped the life he shared with us in song. He was intelligent (“Across The Universe“), rebellious (“Revolution“), introspective (“In My Life“), romantic (“Jealous Guy“), a rocker (“Whatever Gets You Through The Night“), a proud father (“Beautiful Boy“). And so very much more.
He reminded us “we all shine on” in “Instant Karma“, that “love is the answer” in “Mind Games” & “All You Need Is Love” and took us on imaginative colorful road trips during “I’m Only Sleeping“, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “A Day In The Life“. But by far the best vision he gave us was one in which we all lived as one in “Imagine”.
Happy birthday, John Lennon. You are loved. And missed.
Photo by Bob Gruen.
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!