Thursday, 8 December 2011

War Is Over If You Want It

It still hurts.

I'm still angry, still shocked, and still very, very sad.

Why did Mark David Chapman murder John Lennon?  How have we managed to create a society where guns and violence are not just OK, they are celebrated?

John Lennon always was, and always will be, my hero.  Sure he was a little weird, more than a little naive, sometimes irresponsible, and deeply flawed.

He was also a genius who spread joy and excitement throughout the world.  He inspired millions to look towards a brighter future.  He spoke to - and for - all of us.

The world is a darker, crueler, more dangerous place than it used to be.  John Lennon was no saint and no saviour, but I can't help but feel it would be a better place if he were still here.

I still miss him.  It still hurts.

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