a day to imagine

she's seen heaven

she's seen heaven ©2011 Gary Garbett

I was in my early 20s, sitting in my Oldsmobile on a blacktopped parking lot, listening to the radio, and savoring a few minutes before punching the time clock prior to my shift at the factory. Looking back, it seems fitting that a disc jockey would break the news to me. It was foreign. Shocking. Unthinkable.

I have no memory of what happened earlier on that day or leaving my shift at 7AM the following morning. But I do remember sitting in that parking lot on that cold dark night and crying when I heard that John Lennon had been killed. Imagine suddenly meant something bigger than it ever had before.

It’s thirty-one years later and I believe in that peace thing more than I ever have.
Thank-you John.

4 Comments

  1. Hope
    December 8, 2011

    As always your post conveys just the perfect sentiment…I too remember that day vividly!

    Reply
    • Gary Garbett
      December 8, 2011

      Thanks Hope. It was a vivid day to remember.

      Reply
  2. Scott
    December 8, 2011

    A good day to dust off old Double Fantasy. Thanks for the reminder.

    Reply
    • Gary Garbett
      December 8, 2011

      Indeed. A playlist will follow.

      Reply

Leave a Reply