Imagination, Part 1 – A Tribute #writephoto

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Photo by Sue Vincent

Picture yourself on a boat on a river. When out of the psychedelic landscape, she calls you quite softly, you answer quite slowly, misunderstanding all you see as you are taken to Strawberry fields to pour paint on the piano.  She said, she said that tomorrow never knows. Goo goo g’joob.

Imagine that war is over and peace has been given a chance.  Imagine, if you can, living lives in peace.  Imagine.

Well, we all shine on.  Better get yourself together, darling, join the human race, as you make your way across the Universe.  And we are all together – Imagine a brotherhood of man. 

Can the imagination of one man change the world?  Is love really all you need?  You may say that I’m a dreamer, as I live my life for today, but I believe the imagination of one man did change the world.  And I know I’m not the only one.  Reality leaves a lot to the imagination, and John made that imagination real for so many of us.

Quotes and misquotes from John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980).

(Note – Pouring paint on the piano was from the Strawberry Fields Forever promotional video)

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Written for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge.  See this week’s prompt here.

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If Sue thinks it’s fine, I may do a second post for this challenge — I really want to write a story, but the first thing I thought of seeing the picture was “The girl with kaleidoscope eyes”.  Edit – Short story is here.

42 thoughts on “Imagination, Part 1 – A Tribute #writephoto

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  2. memadtwo

    The photo immediately reminded me of my hippie days as well. Cento poems are really difficult, but this is wonderful. Yes, just imagine that so many people could be so filled with hope. (K)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There is something hippy about the woman, but she could have been painted by one of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. Thanks! It is nice to Imagine, I just wished more people would listen to his words.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          yes, you were one of the influences, and some of the Lennon songs on the latest concert found their way in (Instant Karma, Imagine, etc.) as well as the Beatles’ one.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I am sure she is. And I will also happily admit that your line about our friend Lucy was on my mind when I saw Sue’s photo, so I’m pretty sure that’s why the woman in the photo reminded me so much of her. It seems that for the last two weeks I’ve bumped into Beatles references every time I turn around. I even watched Help! and the documentary Eight Days a Week this year.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I could have used them, but Lady Madonna and Eleanor Rigby were both Paul ;) (They were all credited Lennon/McCartney) Thanks, Willow! There aren’t many Beatles songs you can mention that I don’t like!

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                  1. willowdot21

                    Yes he was despite John Lennon saying “Ringo wasn’t the best drummer in the world… Let’s face it, he wasn’t even the best drummer in The Beatles”

                    A bit harsh I think. Here is George and Ringo doing one of my favourite songs!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I have read a few references to The Beatles, John Lennon and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in the last week or so, so, I think it would have been impossible for me to see this photo and not have that jump out at me. I’ll stop by in a while and see where you went with it after your original thought.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I agree, and people need to listen to what he was saying, not just repeat the words…. It seems like the only words that some remember are from the very worst Beatle’s song, the one John said he regretted writing, “Run for Your Life”.

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