Today’s Dose, Sad Version: John Lennon

Posted: December 8, 2010 in Commentary, R.I.P., The Dose

I was only 8 years old, but i’d been listening to The Beatles my entire life (still do), thanks eternally to my Dad. It was Monday Night and we were watching Monday Night Football, when this happenend…

I remember my Dad was devastated. The memory of the death of Elvis was still fresh in my mind from 3 years earlier, but being gunned down outside of one’s apartment was a world apart from dying on the toilet. Music was always around (still is), and i was familiar with the big names. I of course was too young to really process what it all meant, but i could feel it through my Dad.

John Lennon was far from a perfect human being. Stories of his shortcomings as a father, a friend and/or a husband can all be sought out, but that’s not really what his legacy is about.

He was an inspired musician (divinely?), who’s near perfect catalogue revealed his own weaknesses, as well as the world’s, but what’s really important, was his belief and hope that things could/would get better.

It’s exactly this reason, that he is still so beloved, and not just remembered

John Winston Ono Lennon
October 9th, 1940 – December 8th, 1980

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