John Lennon had not been killed 30 years ago today. What a loss of his music to the world and mostly what a loss of a husband and father to his family. It would have been wonderful to have heard his voice through the last three decades performing his songs and commenting on life.
Excerpts of his last interview with Rolling Stone include his saying that the public loves you on your way up and then try to tear you down. In the interview Lennon explains that he has no desire to be a rock n' roll martyr. "What [fans] want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean," he says. "I'm not interested in being a dead fucking hero...so forget 'em, forget 'em." (Source HERE)
His death is still painful to me. I feel it in my chest like a heavy thud.
John Lennon said, “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.”
I hope so.