Sunday, July 11, 2010

Strawberry Fields ... forever.

I watched a Bio on Sky the other night ,,,
John Lennon.
His & Yoko's making of "The Plastic Ono Band" album.
Lots of background stuff from Yoko, Ringo and of course the working class hero himself !
It was so very intimate and heart rending ( again ) ,,, listening anew to some of these wonderful lyrics almost reduced me to tears ( again ! ) .,.,
In the end it was too much ,,, almost like watching him die all over again ,,

Last time the beloved & I were in New York was with my big son & his wife & wee son.
Derek & I are both life long John Lennon fans so naturally we visited the Dakota Buildings and saw the spot where he died & of course we had to go to the Strawberry Fields in Central Park to see the Imagine plaque.
This was a very moving experience, place to be, icon to see .,., we spent time just being there.
Lost a bit in our own thoughts ,, our minds sang his songs ,, we took some photos ,, we sat and contemplated life's fickle finger of fate ,, what more did John have to give us in the years now lost, we wondered ? We'll never know !

It suddenly dawned on me .,., I took pictures of this world symbol of peace, love and understanding ,, & so did my son ,, we took many pictures that day but not one do we have with both of us, together, paying tribute to a really special guy !

How remiss of us my son ,,, there's only one thing to do now, I feel ?
When are we going back to the wonderful Big Apple ?
The beloved & I have always promised ourselves another visit when the new Twin Tower is finished, having stood on top of the old one, 2-months exactly, to the day, before it was so savagly destroyed.
So that's a plan ?.. Yeah, yeah, yeah !!

1 comment:

Alistair said...

Hullo Scudder,

Another lovely post. Made me think.

If only we could be.... an imagine-nation......