Imagine…

I actually got unexpectedly emotional visiting Strawberry Fields in New York’s Central Park. As a beautiful memorial to a man who was just as well known for being an activist for peace as he was for being part of one of the world’s biggest and greatest music groups, it’s a really moving little spot; people are respectful and quiet there, allowing plenty of time to pause and reflect.

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This is a song I remember listening to at a pretty young age, and one of the first songs I can remember remembering all the words to. October marks 44 years since this song was released, and it is still one of the most well known and influential songs of all time. And yet we, the human race, still aren’t getting the message…

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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day 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…

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