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Saturday’s Songs – Imagine, John Lennon

February 28, 2010

Matthew Shepard crossed my mind about a week ago. I’m not always sure what it is that makes me think of him. I do know what it was that day but it doesn’t really matter. All that matters to me is that no other day in my history – not the Kennedy assasination (either one), nor the walk on the moon, nor Woodstock – nothing except 9/11 – caused in me such emotional reaction ( in this case overwhelming sorrow) as the day I heard of Matthew Shepard’s death.

In October ’09, President Obama signed legislation(in the form of a rider to the National Defense Authorization for this year, 2010) called the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which expands our hate crime laws.

John Lennon would be happy about this, if he had lived to witness it, and had not himself died a violent death.

…the greatest of these is love, love one another, love is all there is, all you need is love…

Whatever phrase suits you, keep it alive, pass it around, share it.

PS  I love you.

Imagine by John Lennon

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