Imagine all the people....

Every once in awhile, I will be listening to a song and a lyrics that I have heard hundreds of times will strike me as particularly poignant. This happened today as I heard John Lennon sing “Imagine” on my radio while I was driving to work. In the chorus, he sings:

“You may call me a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope that someday you will join us, and the world will be as one.”

I’ve worried a lot lately about having too idealistic a viewpoint. Mr. Lennon admits that his view is idealistic and he is unapologetic about it. In fact, he wants everyone to become part of the “dreamers.” I don’t think that this is possible (the realism in me always outweighs my optimism or hope). However, I admire his trying to reach those that think his hopeful view is merely a “dream.” After all, history would have left us much poorer had we not been blessed with dreamers.

Amen, Brother John!


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