John Lennon Oct. 9th, 1940-Dec. 8th, 1980

Monday, 8 December, 2008
John Lennon standing in front of the Statue of Liberty

John Lennon standing in front of the Statue of Liberty

Today is a rather somber day.  Twenty-eight years ago, today, John Lennon was murdered in front of his apartment building in New York City.  The following day John’s wife, Yoko Ono, issued this statement:

“There is no funeral for John. John loved and prayed for the human race. Please pray the same for him. Love, Yoko and Sean.”

This day is close to my heart, even though I wasn’t even in the world when it happened.  Because of John Lennon’s death, and my birth eleven days later, I was named in his honor.

John was a peaceful man, and I am taking time today to honor him.  His music, his art and his life mean very much to me, and I wished to pay him this small tribute.