Monday, September 15, 2008


John Lennon wrote one of my favorite songs of all time, Imagine. This evening as I sit in my office, the sun's dying rays behind me, another long day stretching into evening, waiting for an approval to come back, it came to mind.

A lot of the time my day is spent chasing things, or answering questions that are sometimes annoying, mentoring staff, solving problems. Some days are so hectic that there is barely time to wolf down lunch before manically trying to fix everything, do everything. Crazy, crazy, crazy, and then it's all gone. Because really, does some of this at all make a difference, do we improve people's lives, do we help anybody? Is there some greater purpose than just the cosmetic, because you see, we all signed on for more than just this. Ours is not to sit here dumbly, it is to do. Even though, there is only so much you can do.

When John Lennon wrote this song I was just a kid, but it's stayed with me all these years, because I'm a dreamer and I'm not the only one....

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
And no religion 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 world will be as one

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 someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

1 comment:

HPD said...

Hey, you make a difference. In your work but also in your life. I always look for when you come over to "visit". And get worried if I haven't heard from you for a while. You make a difference. Just like John did. All he did was write words. And look at what he did.