Saturday, December 8, 2007

Strawberry Fields Forever

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. :-)

2 comments:

Baby Step said...

BHW: I think about this same thing all the time. I wonder what the future will be like for our kids and their kids....will it be even more scary and dangerous than it is now? It is such an intense thing to think about. I even have (brief) thoughts that maybe not having kids is okay - just for that reason.

OrchidLover said...

Hi,

Yodasmistress sent me your way because she says you had a Tay-Sachs scare that turned out to be okay. I couldn't find the "chapter one" you were referring to, but would love to hear a story about this all working out, so please let me know if you can.

I am the crazy pregnant woman from the other side of the internet. It looks like I might be a few weeks ahead of you.

Good luck to you! I'm going to scroll through your blog and ready your story.