You don’t know me and you’ll probably never read this post but it’s just something I have to do.
I was born after John was so violently snatched away from us but I discovered him and his music through the Beatles. Some things are just destined to live on forever. Reading through old newspapers and online articles (you know how rabid us fans can get when we are “in heat”. Feed us any scrap of information, any trivial and we devour it like the hungry vultures we are), I hated you. I hated you for being a “Power hungry, money grabbing” bitch who broke up the Beatles.
I hated you for years.
But being older (and hopefully wiser), I realize that the band probably self combusted. I realize that they have reached a point where they had to move on and just cannot play together anymore. But more than anything else, I realized that I really, really want to believe that you and John shared something special together. I realized that I really, really want to believe that THIS is the reason you are keeping his legacy alive after so many years. I realized that I really, really want to believe you still believe in his cause now as you have back then.
Regardless, I know that you hurt as much as the rest of us.
So, I guess this is sorry for hating you.
After 27 years, John has taught me another lesson – that sometimes all you need is love and we should all give peace a chance.
December 8th marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon. Yoko Ono is asking fans to post ‘War Is Over!’ artwork to commemorate his passing and show your support of peace.