08 December 2005

Lennon Reminiscence, or Blathering

25 years...what would he have thought of the world that we live in today? Would it have made a difference?

I've often wondered if I would have liked to have known him. Many sources claim he was a difficult, nasty person, hard to get along with (though certainly not one who deserved to be killed.) Still, he had a great sense of humor and was introspective enough to engage in lengthy, in-depth conversation. Perhaps five minutes of conversation would have worked for me and then the cigarette smoke would have diverted my attention (also why I could not have talked to Freddie Mercury for long.)

I met his son Sean a few years back. Not quite the same, is it?

1 comment:

Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

I've heard the same reports,I think self absorbed was also part of his profile. However I think its more of what he represented that folks attached themselves to. I mean who in his public life knew him. The day he was murdered was the day certain ideals of his generation were sans doubt slaughtered...senselessly. It hurt. Everyone who cared about 'peace and love and change' mourned that day. It felt like the beginning of the end.