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NoTimeForFussing

Calligrapher: John Stevens                                                                     Author: John Lennon

 

dressing up formal

black tux and tie – flourishes:

cummerbund ruffle

 

energy

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illustrator: Jeanne

 

Sex Education
by Linda Pastan

           When a bee enters the plant’s electric field, a small electric
 charge develops …
            —Earth easy blog

I remember what happened the day we met.
Electricity, they call it, a spark
like the one that went from God’s finger
to Adam’s in the Sistine Chapel.
I always thought it was a metaphor,
but now I read that bees are led to pollen
by a flower’s electric force field,
not just by seductive reds and purples.
I remember how you looked at me,
how I looked back.
And spreading through my limbs
a sweetness, like honey.
 
“Sex Education” by Linda Pastan from Insomnia. © W. W. Norton 2015. Reprinted with permission

 

The Beatles are an energy field- penetrating us still!

Sixteen-year-old John started a band called the Quarrymen, and when they were playing at a church fundraiser, Paul McCartney heard them and came up to introduce himself. Soon, McCartney was part of the band, and the two teenagers started writing songs together. When John’s mother died in a car crash a year later, he and Paul McCartney became even closer, because Paul’s mother had died from cancer less than two years earlier.
In 1960, the group became the Silver Beatles, and soon, just the Beatles, but it wasn’t until 1962 that they ended up with the four band members who would become the band as we know them: Lennon, McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
The Beatles became a sensation; “Beatlemania” swept across Europe and the United States.
When his son Sean was born in 1975, Lennon retired from public life and spent five years staying home with his family. In November of 1980, he and his wife, Yoko, released an album called Double Fantasy, gave interviews, and considered touring again. But on December 8th, he was shot outside his apartment by a 25-year-old man named Mark David Chapman. Chapman was obsessed with J.D. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye, and claimed that he thought of himself as Holden Caulfield, and that this would explain his actions — although he later admitted that Holden Caulfield would probably not have shot someone.
A few days after her husband’s murder, Yoko Ono asked for 10 minutes of silence to honor him, and people all over the world observed the silence, including a crowd of more than 100,000 people in Central Park. The area of Central Park between 71st and 74th streets was designated “Strawberry Fields,” a green space and peace garden in memory of John Lennon.

imagination

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On this day in 1971, John Lennon released his second solo album, Imagine. The title track was the best-selling song of his solo career and was included on BMI’s list of the top 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. Lennon said that he and Yoko Ono received a prayer book, which inspired him to write the song. He said: “The concept of positive prayer … If you can imagine a world at peace, with no denominations of religion — not without religion but without this my-God-is-bigger-than-your-God thing — then it can be true.”
The song’s call for peace and tolerance continues to resonate with people all over the world. Jimmy Carter said, “[I]n many countries … you hear John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’ used almost equally with national anthems.”

 

The Beatles – Imagine Lyrics

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 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 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

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