The Beatles

// Published March 2, 2015 by Swati

Ah, how I love thee Beatles. The girls requested the songs “Dear Prudence” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” as part of their routine. They love it. Grace tried to sing part of Strawberry Fields Forever. They love the song.

I spent a good part of the day just reading about their history again…probably for the 10th time. It’s always amazing going backwards into the life of John Lennon…you see the person he was, and the person he worked to be. From a man who completely neglected his son to a man who didn’t want to go out because he wanted to check on his son.

I was listening to Imagine – the song that turned me to The Beatles.  What a wonderful song it is.

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

I feel as if he has described the Garden of Eden, or utopia. How the world used to be before we were cast here :). I don’t know what heaven is like, but it’s so hard to imagine a heaven without a hell.
Part of me hopes that there are no people in hell. If being evil is a mental illness, does anyone really belong in hell? God’s justice is a strange thing…and perhaps everyone will be in heaven. Who knows?
I am so grateful for The Beatles. Their breakup is a sad story. John Lennon’s story is a tear jerker from the beginning to end (being asked to pick a parent at age of 5? really?). But I am so grateful that they existed. I am so grateful that they were found. I am so grateful that they were just so perfectly talented and gave the world all they could.