Monday, October 10, 2005

Imagine

Yesterday was John Lennon's birthday. He would have been 65. Here's one of his poems.

Imagine

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
No religion too
Imagine all the people
living life in peace

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 some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

--John Lennon

4 comments:

Sara said...

Just like I was never really a Beatles fan, I was never really a John Lennon fan. But a person really can't help but like that song.

Karen said...

Sara,

How can you live in Minnesota and go to school in Utah? I'm SO confused. (I thought you were in MN for the summer, but it's fall now--I don't mean to be nosy but it's just weird.)

Sara said...

I'm studying abroad in London next fall, and it's going to cost several thousand more than regular tuition, so I'm taking a semester off and working two jobs--one full time, one part time--in order to save up money so I don't have to take out a large loan. I'll be heading back to school in January. I was a semester ahead, so I'll still be graduating on time. But I'll be glad to get back to it.

Karen said...

Well, now, see, that makes perfect sense. I was starting to think I was just missing something really important--like BYU has an auxiliary campus in Minneapolis? I know once you said something about Lutherans, and I thought, Lutherans? In Utah? You are just straddling two worlds, aren't ya. Now it is all clear. Thanks for the info.