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Old Dec 12, 2000, 11:20 AM   #1
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Is it just me or is it difficult for others to look at pictures of John in the last few years of his life? Knowing he finally had his life together and had found peace only to be shot down senselessly by some whacko is just infuriating to me. To this day I still can't help but think "what if"? What if someone had pushed John out of the way, what if someone had been there to attack the gunmen, what if the bullets had not fatally hit him.....I know I could go on for days but why did it have to be John? He should be enjoying a wonderful right now in his adopted hometown of New York City. God knows what other great music he would have made. Losing John Lennon for me was like losing a member of my family. I don't think I will ever fully get over it. Peter Boyle said it best in a recent interview: "Its just as horrible and painful to this day as it was the day it happened". Sometimes the pain of a tragic event dulls with the passage of time; this one has not and I don't think ever will.
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Old Dec 13, 2000, 12:55 AM   #2
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I agree, CalifTom, that the pain of such a tragedy becomes tolerable, but no less intense with time. I'll never get over it. I don't want to.
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Old Dec 12, 2000, 03:26 PM   #3
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i don't think that anybody that can think who was anywhere near the counter-culture revolution of the sixites will ever get over it. i know that it has made a tremendous impact on me, just as it has many others. But then again i'm sure that John realized that where he choose to live is basically just one big aboveground sewer. i think that i read somewhere that he felt that the people there were more real or down to earth or something along those lines. And perhaps he wasn't shy about his destiny. Unless anyone of us were John or Yoko, then we'll never really know.

But getting back to the OP question. No, any images of John being just John or even John being the frontman for the Beatles doesn't bother me one bit. Mainly because i realize that he was, at that time in his life, as happy as he could possibly humanly be.
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Old Dec 12, 2000, 03:33 PM   #4
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Where John lived actually had nothing to do with why he was shot and no New York City is not some above ground sewer; especially where the Dakota Building is located. John loved living in New York and I don't blame him. He had a great mix of many different cultures around him that made it a perfect place for him to be. His killer was actually some idiot from the south who tried to buy ammunition in New York but was denied. He then traveled back to redneckville (Georgia) so he could buy the ammunition. He came all the way from Hawaii to shoot John so he probably would have went anywhere he had to to kill him. New York city had NOTHING to do with Lennon's death. Psychos like that guy are bred in the south all the time. That's why I stay away from that place.
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Old Dec 12, 2000, 05:08 PM   #5
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Alright! Enough with the remarks about the south! I'm from the south...Psycho's are everywhere. Don't single the south out...you're doing excatly what you were mad at OFan for. Being from a certain part of the country doesn't have anything to do with your mental state. Ok?
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You make it sound like living in the South is a crime itself. CalifTom, don't rush to judgments about a geographic location. I was born in the north, lived along both Pacific and Atlantic coast and currently reside in the South. I think you should rephrase your remark.

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