Wednesday, October 13, 2010

IMAGINING CHILE

We watched with tears in our eyes as the miners in Chile were hoisted from 2,000 feet below ground to the waiting arms of family, friends, colleagues and the entire world. Their rescue was a collaborative effort by people from many countries who traveled to a remote desert region in Chile out of compassion. This is the goodness in our world that we so seldom see paid so much attention.

John Lennon would have been 70 years old on October 9, just a few days ago. It seems more than fitting to enter here the words from the song he wrote almost 40 years ago:

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
Nothin' to kill or die for and no religions too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us and the whole world will live as one.

Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can
No need for greed nor hunger nor folks with empty hands
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us and the whole world will live as one.

Miss you John.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Thanks Paul. That was wonderful.

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