Imagine by John Lennon.

Today would have been John’s 71st birthday. So hard to believe. It makes you wonder if only. If only he was still here…how many more great songs we would have, what other messages would he convey to the world, what would he look like? It makes you wonder a lot of things.

Imagine was released in October of 1971 from the album of the same name. It went to #3 on Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine has said it to be one of the greatest songs of all time.

To me, this song is sad to listen to. It’s always been associated with his death, it’s always the song played in television bios and documentaries when they mention the day he was shot. So whenever I hear it, I think about the day he died. I also think about the line, and the world will be as one…it eerily connects to exactly what happened after he died. People from all over the world gathered together to mourn the loss of a great man. For that one moment, the world was one. He finally brought the world together but in the saddest way…

Happy Birthday John Lennon, you are very missed.

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