Friday, October 9, 2009

Everybody love everybody

My cake making schedule has been severely diminished due to my new school schedule, but since I don't have classes on Fridays I'm free to work from 10 til we're done. I personally did five myself. And as I sit here typing this I realize that we never did any confetti cakes. Whoooops..... Oh well.

I woke up this morning with a killer headache. That's just not right. That's a crime against nature. You go to sleep to get rid of a headache. You should not be able to wake up WITH a headache. It's not like I was out drinking last night. So lame. I proceeded to have that headache all stupid day long and still have it now. That brings my tally of headaches per day this week to four days. I've had a headache everyday since Tuesday. So lame. I think my brain is broken.

In other news, today would have been John Lennon's 69th Birthday. I don't normally word it that way. Normally I just say, "It's John Lennon's birthday today!" but on the radio the DJ worded it that way and it made me really sad. My wording leaves room for denial! Clearly I'm not in denial about the fact that he's not with us, but it's not really something I enjoy thinking about nonetheless! No matter if I was alive when he was alive or not, it still bums me out. Nobody knows what he'd be going if he were alive. Maybe he'd done more music, maybe he'd just be a hermit, the world will never know and that's probably what's the saddest thing about it. He's undoubtedly one of the most influential artists in the English speaking world and it's so lame that he's dead and Yoko is alive. Sorry Yoko, but I think people would trade you in for a few more years with John! Sucks to be her! haha But I digress, perhaps I've said too much...

Point is...

Happy Birthday, John! <3

1 comment:

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Nothing to do to save his life; call his wife in.

All he was saying was, "Give peace a chance".

When a celebrated person passes on, we may pause and reflect for a moment on his or her life and career, but then we move on. We may watch with appreciation the brilliant performance of a long dead James Dean in the film Giant and think not a thing about his absence from our lives. That's not the case in this instance.
I sure do miss John Lennon.
Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans
Anyone who was living in Goshen, NY in December 1980 will remember this:

Six days after he died, on Saturday the fourteenth, a worldwide vigil in John's memory was held at 2 PM EST. For ten minutes there was silence - peace - all across the planet earth. I had a couple friends over to observe the event on television. In the village of Goshen, although it had been a clear and sunny day, the moment the vigil began at two o'clock, it began to snow - and not just flurries - for ten solid minutes there was a blinding blizzard. At exactly 2:10, the moment the vigil ended, the snow stopped and the sun came out. His child-like, 1971 anthem, Imagine, drifted through the ether:

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

It was only at that moment that I felt happy for John Lennon.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY