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08 December 2007 @ 10:18 pm
And so this is Christmas...  
From imaginepeace.com, Yoko Ono Lennon's letter to John, on the 27th anniversary of his death:

December 8, 2007

I miss you, John. 27 years later, I still wish I could turn back the clock to the Summer of 1980. I remember everything - sharing our morning coffee, walking in the park together on a beautiful day, and seeing your hand stretched to mine - holding it, reassuring me that I shouldn't worry about anything because our life was good.

I had no idea that life was about to teach me the toughest lesson of all. I learned the intense pain of losing a loved one suddenly, without warning, and without having the time for a final hug and the chance to say, "I love you," for the last time. The pain and shock of that sudden loss is with me every moment of every day. When I touched John's side of our bed on the night of December 8th, 1980, I realized that it was still warm. That moment has haunted me for the past 27 years - and will stay with me forever.

Even harder for me is watching what was taken away from our beautiful boy, Sean.
He lives in silent anger over not having his Dad, whom he loved so much, around to share his life with. I know we are not alone. Our pain is one shared by many other families who are suffering as the victims of senseless violence. This pain has to stop.

Let's not waste the lives of those we have lost. Let's, together, make the world a place of love and joy and not a place of fear and anger. This day of John's passing has become more and more important for so many people around the world as the day to remember his message of Peace and Love and to do what each of us can to work on healing this planet we cherish.

Let's: Think Peace, Act Peace, and Spread Peace. John worked for it all his life.
He said, "there's no problem, only solutions." Remember, we are all together.
We can do it, we must. I love you!

Yoko Ono Lennon
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Current Music: John Lennon - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
 
 
 
Jessjess2903 on December 9th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
I remember going to see the Imagine spot at Strawberry fields in Central Park. It was raining that day and there was still such a sadness in the air. It was weird to think such a tragic event had happened just there. You would look up at that top level of the building where he and Yoko used to live and it was weird to imagine he was there once, and how close he was to home when he got shot. You should go there one day.
Jacobyak_boy on December 9th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really would like to go there.

New York is on the list of places I really want to visit anyway.
Jessjess2903 on December 9th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
You should, it is as great as it looks. It is definitely my favourite city so far.