03 November 2010

Blog Blasting Away!!

Although I'm a few minutes early, the time feels right ~ so here I sit ~ globe in hand, ready to upload and to share my personal message with the world.

As a child of the 60's I turned 9 right about the time that the Beatles came to America... a life changing experience for any young girl. Theirs were the first songs I listened to on my transistor radio (borrowed from older brother). My first boyfriend CRUSH was Paul. When I went into the hospital, (another first) for a tonsilectomy, the cute boy next door gave me a Beatles Magazine for a going away gift. I melted! To this day I still get so happy whenever I hear those early hits like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "Twist and Shout!"

Sounds frivolous, right?

Yet I will never forget the impact that the song, Imagine, had on me since I first heard those unforgettable lyrics. They still bring tears to my eyes, as they did again, TONIGHT, because the message in the song John Lennon wrote is simple, clear and earth-shakingly important to me.. and to the world.

I will also never forget my reaction, upon learning that my then, new husband, told me these were the most important lyrics he's ever heard! Then and there, I knew we were a match made in heaven!

Thank you Beatles. Thank you John. Thank you Mimi!


"Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one."


RA said...

Beautiful memories and peace message, Vicki. Dona Nobis Pacem.

Billie Greenwood said...

You and I must be about the same age. I was awaiting the incident about the violent assassination of John. That is another example of the lack of peace, but I like how you stayed focused on the posititive. Peace to you and your husband. Beautiful peace globe!!

Kate said...

I found you from Dona Nobis Pacem. I love your site. I’m going to poke around a little bit, but don’t worry I’ll put everything back where I found it!!

Anndi said...

Thank you for sharing such a powerful and personal message about Peace.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful post. I'm a big John Lennon fan.......I was a kid back in the Day, watching all of our heroes get assassinated one by one............Imagine still brings me to tears too. So many years, we have all learned so much, but so little has changed. However I believe a transformation of consciousness is trying to happen on planet earth.........thanks for helping to make it happen!

Travis Cody said...

I enjoyed sharing your memory of The Beatles.

Peace to you and yours.

Healing Expressions said...

Hi Melody,

I just now found your comment hiding in my blog needing to be moderated before it showed up (I have never had that happen!). Anyway thanks so much for stopping by and your encouragement to me for reading my musings! I actually am hoping to attend the brave girls retreat next year (cross my fingers!). The online course looks fabulous too! Hope your week is creatively blessed!

Annelisa said...

That song will never be more perfect, or less perfect for an expression of peace. It was nice to hear how it affected you and your husband. I remember goosebumps when I first heard it! :-)

Wishing you and

Mimi Lenox said...

Wonderful peace post. I loved the Beatles as well and especially this song.
Still relevant. Still inspiring.

Thank you for participating in BlogBlast For Peace. You are #1962 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com


Annelisa said...

You are now linked in my blog: Peace Bloggers Unite