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dear john lennon,

I was born after Mark David Chapman shot you outside your hotel 30 years ago today, so I am not here to mourn your death, and discuss where I was at the time.  Though, I could tell you…I was about the size of a fingernail inside my mother’s womb.  I’d rather take a few sentences to celebrate your music, as after all that is all I know about you.  I am not a die hard, passionate Beatles fan.  I did not rejoice last month when iTunes finally released your collection.  But I do listen, quite often.  And I do enjoy almost all of your music.  I was forced to google which songs you wrote, as I am a bit ignorant when it comes to who wrote what.  I will take the time to say those who think Paul is the better writer should take a good hard look at what you wrote as well.  I wanted to pick one of your songs that was A. uplifting and B. spoke somewhat to the theme of my blog.  Suffice it to  say, songs like ‘I Am the Walrus’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ did not make the cut.  In the interest of keeping this short and concise, and to let the music do the talking, I will leave you with the words from a song titled “Love Boat Captain,” written by Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam, “It’s already been sung, but it can’t be said enough. All you need is love.”

In fact, I’ll sign this brief letter with another Pearl Jam quote from the song ‘Light Years.’
“Your light’s reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars”

can you feel that? it’s my heart, and its broken.*

Dear Lyndal,

I knew you a weekend and you still broke my heart. It’s not your fault…it’s mine.  I should have known better than to let my guard down so quickly.  I should have known I’d get punched in the face.  I just didn’t realize you’d punch me harder than Drago punched Creed in Rocky IV (though thankfully, unlike Creed, I’m still alive…it just doesn’t feel that way).  I know, odd movie reference right? It was my feeble attempt at humor in this brief letter, part of my MO.  This letter just doesn’t lend itself too much in the way of laughter.  Actually, that’s all you get.


PS – Seriously, I’d write more but I realized this might actually be a perfect start to an entire book I think I’ll write. It will sell lots of copies.  Miramax will buy the movie rights.  I’ll be loaded.  So from the bottom of my aforementioned broken heart, thanks!

*Great Expectations (1998 version)

Letters sent…

December 2012
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