Monday, December 28, 2009



WAR IS OVER - If You Want It

Browsing Twitter this morning, I came across John & Yoko's "WAR IS OVER - If You Want It" video, which is forty years old today. Then I was called in to work, so I'm going to let John & Yoko speak for me tonight.

I suffered a temporal disconnect while I watched the video. For a moment, I thought of John and Yoko as kids - as the next generation - I suppose because when the film was made, they were the age that my children are now. Then, suddenly, I remembered that John was older than I - that had he lived, he would be nearly seventy. Film is a disturbing medium. It belies - denies - age, decay, even death. Yet here we are, forty years on. John is dead, I am old, and we still haven't figured out how to settle disputes without sending our children out to kill each other.  I hope our children are more successful at learning to make peace.

Tomorrow morning, we will be sailing to Vancouver for a belated Christmas with the grandbabies. (My camera is already packed.) I'll try to check in tomorrow night, celebrations permitting.

6 comments:

John Hayes said...

Hope your visit to Vancouver is wonderful--thanks for posting the video!

Karen said...

I can't believe this was 40 years ago. Oh, how quickly time passes. Another day older and deeper in debt! (and steeped in war, unfortunately)

Sandra Leigh said...

Hi, John and Karen - Yes, we are in Vancouver - and this time, I'm connected - not that I'll be online much, what with chasing grandbabies, eating too much, maybe going to the movies tonight. Having fun, though. And yes, time does fly - especially when I'm having fun, but as I get older, I realize that it flies anyway (so I might as well have fun!)

First50 said...

Thanks for this thoughtful reminder of the past. Hope your holidays and wonderful.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I know what you mean about the power of film.i was under the misapprehension that a singer called Chris Rea had been dead these last few years when he wasn't dead at all, yet people who were definitely dead were large as life on my TV screen.And if TV is the only place you see these people then alive or dead to some extent is immaterial.How strange!
Happy New Year! Pip Pip!

Dominic Rivron said...

Do you know this?

I met the Walrus

Happy New Year!

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