It’s a New Year: Imagine!

(Video link HERE!) The lovely GIF we saw at Hedwiggen, below, suddenly made us flash on John Lennon singing Imagine in 1971, over forty years ago. The video he made with Yoko Ono, with its image of the opening up of the dark, shuttered rooms of a house to light, resonates still. We think of all that happened to them both: the terrible tragedy from which Ono kept emerging with her art works and expressions of peace, and daring SCREAMS. Over decades, she has continued to turn dark to light (embracing aging and even being a bad dancer).

So, though when we first read Imagine’s lyrics, we thought it as super-idealistic and pie-in-the-sky-ish, we realize that it’s not. Imagining is the place we have to start, ESPECIALLY after setbacks and difficulties, to cultivate our favorite practice: possibility thinking.  And that seems like a perfect way to begin a New Year.

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 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 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

 

gif via Hedviggen

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