Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Imagine

I actually started writing this post a few days ago before becoming so absorbed in the melodrama that is my life right now. I thought I'd go ahead and finish it up and post it now in spite of the fact that this all seems less important to me right at the moment than N's welfare and wellbeing. The fact remains though that this song does keep running through my head, and I do think about bigger issues than just my own little family sometimes.

John Lennon's song, Imagine, has been running through my head a lot lately. I don't agree with all of it's sentiments, but I do with some of them, many of them in fact. While I, like many Americans, fare pretty darn well in this society of capitalism, I find that there are too many left behind. Wouldn't a world without wars, without greed, without hunger, be a better place? Shouldn't we turn our priorities towards helping others, rather than just ourselves, to attain a decent economic standing? Does it all have to be about competition rather than cooperation? Does it all have to be dog eat dog? I guess so as long as humans continue to be driven by their basest instincts. Sigh. . .


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 that 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 that 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

3 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

Johh was quite the visionary... and it would be nice to do more than "imagine"...

oldbear said...

AMEN SISTER!

We ALL have so much, and so manycould be hleped by adonatio to say "the heifer project" for what we spend on beer each week.


Babe, you are pretty fresh and hot for EVEN having others on yur mind when you are having troubles.

God Bless you!! a la the spinners!!

Trueself said...

SP - Yes imagining only goes so far, but we must follow up with actions to actually make things better.

OB - Thanks, I'd go crazy if I spent all my time dwelling on my little problems in my little world. In comparison, my problems are so much more solvable than the big picture.