Today is December 8, 2007. John Lennon was killed 27 years ago today. I'm not quite sure what I want to say about this that hasn't already been said by millions of people. Except that he will always be one of the people I respect the most, for his music, his social activism, his love for his family, and his dedication to making this world a better place.
Every year on this day I become so melancholy, thinking about how such an amazing life ended so abruptly and way too early. This year I have been thinking mostly about how important it is that DH and I instill in our child the same values that John fought for.
With all the horrible wars and genocide and atrocities going on in the world today, it's often so scary to think that we will be responsible for bringing a new life into it. What will the world be like when our child is old enough to understand that there is something beyond his or her tiny universe? I shudder when I consider the answer to this question sometimes. All we can do as parents is to do whatever we can to try to make this world a better place, not just for our child, but for everyone.
"You may say that 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"
Just imagine. :-)