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A Life Changing Moment.

Updated on November 6, 2012

A Day in The Life.

l have tried to imagine a normal average guy, barely 40 years of age, with a wife, whom he loves and a beautiful son.

Not only does he have these treasures, but this mans´career is about to take an up turn , he´s just starting over.

Times are looking rosy , until he walks home from work late one night, and just inside his apartment block a voice from behind says one word.........´´John!´´......

It takes seconds.........., bullets fly, John is down, Yoko screams, DONE!!!!

A complete change to some peoples´lives , in a flash.! Thanks to the ghastly Mark Chapman. Is he mad? Does it matter?..... A woman has lost the husband she loved, a small boy has lost his daddy, and from there it spreads, . An older boy has lost the father he ´d had very little time with.. Friends have lost somone they love. Bang! Millions of lives changed in a moment.

John Winston Lennon. R.I.P.

There´s nothing l can write about John Lennon that hasn´t been written before (apart from my personal journey from 13 year old Beatlemaniac to old lady still loving Lennon McCartney music.)

That´s why this hub is so short. It´s all been said before, yet l could not let the date pass by without a small tribute to a highly talented man that not everyone loved, but the milions who did love him, still do with a passion..

Who else could think of spending their Honeymoon in a large double bed, with reporters and cameras in the room. A ´Bed In´´ for peace..

It´s hard to believe that 31 years later the world is no nearer to peace than it was on the day John died.

Millions of minds will have to be changed, if we are to have any chance of a peaceful world.The words of ´´Imagine,´´ are some of the most wonderful song lyrics ever written when thinking of a world without war, without hunger, without crime....... Seems like a dream...

Yet there once lived another man who spoke similar words to our dear John Lennon.´´For all those who live by the sword, shall die by the sword.´´ (mathew 26 verse 51) ´´Happy are the peaceable, for they shall be called sons of God´´. (Matthew 5 verse 9. ).That man was of course, Jesus Christ. ´´Because the LAMB who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them, and will guide them to fountains of watrs of life., and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.´. Revelation chapter 7 verse 17.

l hope John will be there.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    Wonderful comment, thank you Dream On.

    Love and peace are the answers but so hard to put into practise for so many people.

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    DREAM ON 5 years ago

    It is so nice to appreciate great talent and love.I will never understand how some people only want to hate or harm others.In the end your hub and so many wonderful people that live the dream of peace will always win.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    That is indeed quite a compliment.

    You could easily have reached this page, then realised you´d read it before and moved on.

    Thank you so much for all your support.

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    Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    When I look over the titles to your hubs trying to select one to read, I'm always drawn to this one. You did a good job on just the right words to intrigue the reader. So after reading it again, I still Love it.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    aaaawww. that is just about the nicest thing you could say in one sentence.

    Thank you very much.

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    RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

    I LOVE your work!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you , dear friend for reading so much of my work.

    l am happy that you enjoyed this one, because as l mentioned in the hub.... it really has all been said.

    l had a lovely mind picture of you staying up all night listening to news reports and records.

    Take care.

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    RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

    I can still remember my shock when I heard the news about John's murder. A friend called and I went over, where we sat up all night listening to news reports and Beatles songs. Even though I had to work the next morning, there was no way to go to sleep.

    Your reminder of this tragic event is not only timely, but very well put. Simple and true.

    Thank you! Voted up amd more.

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    Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    Oh, Dim, this is so beautiful. And it's written by a beautiful, loving person by the name of Dim Flaxenwick! John Lennon is so missed by everyone I talk to. And "Imagine", is a simple but beautiful meassage and dream for all to share.

    Thank you for this timely rememberance of a talented man that gave so much in a short time. Voted up!

    vocalcoach~

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks , Alastar, l appreciate your comments , always.

    l haven´t heard Sean sing that song. l shall look it up on utube,. Thank you.

    Take care,

    Dim.

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    That new bio is very good. John's death was one of those you remember where you were when you heard the dreadful news. We can only imagine what his gifts to the world would have been. Dim, if you haven't seen it go to you-tube and watch Sean Lennon sing Julia. Peace.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Eiddwen for such an interesting and kind rematk.

    Take care.

    Dim

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    Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

    This hub is so beautiful and one which I am bookmarking.

    One of the thigs I have learnt since being on here is that the writer puts so much of themselves into their hubs .

    Take care

    Eddy.

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    epigramman 6 years ago

    .....well then you are my wonder-woman and so very glad to have you in my life ....... sending you warm wishes and good energy, ironically, from a rainy wet soggy day also, from lake erie time ontario canada 1:38pm

    ...just woke up from my night shift sleep to some dark roast coffee .....

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Epigramman,. dear friend. Thank you so much for your support. l really appreciate it.

    Take care

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you, kindly, James.

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    epigramman 6 years ago

    ...Mighty Miss Dim of the most beautiful Flaxenwick - let's not beat around the proverbial bush here - okay????

    I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu and will post this most awesome hub on a great man by an even greater woman - so there John!!!!!! lake erie time ontario canada 6:13am look for it on Facebook as posted with a direct link back here

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    James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

    John Lennon had an immeasureable talent. Thank you for this fine Hub. RIP indeed.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    l get exactly the same effect. Music memories are wonderful.

    Thank you for the comment.

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    Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

    The Beatles took our country by storm and I was a teenager back then. So their songs resonate in my mind and transport me back to those days instantly when I hear them. Such a shame that John Lennon's life was snatched away from him in that one horrible act of murder. Thanks for your tribute.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Silvergenes. Great to see you as always.

    Yes it´s hard to understand where 31 years went, but l´m afraid it´s true.

    Thanks for the lovely comment.

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    SilverGenes 6 years ago

    Firstly, I have no idea how it ever got to be 31 years later. In so many ways it seems far more recent but perhaps that's because his message and his music have remained a part of so many of us. This is a lovely tribute to a remarkable man, Dim. I'm so glad to have been here at the same time!

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    Teylina 6 years ago

    Always do, when I'm reading!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Teylina, that was a lovely comment.

    l appreciate it very much.

    Your right, we have creative minds in common, on hubpages.

    Hope you have a good day.

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    Teylina 6 years ago

    Oh, Dim, thank you so much for the tribute and the memories. He was so much for so many--and I have no doubt he will continue to be. You may have written a short one, but I think we all needed it. We have a very creative bunch here who seem to appreciate peace, love and creativity. Thanks.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hey Movie master. Thanks for the comment. You´re right, it was a tremendous shock.

    Thanks for commenting as always.

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    jenubouka 6 years ago

    I always look forward to your hubs!

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    Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Dim, I loved the Beatles and the death of John Lennon was such a shock to the world, he was such a peaceful and talented man, thank you for writing this today.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello jenubouka, thank you for stopping by my page. You are a real ´regular´now and l appreciate it very much.

    Have a good day.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you mathira.

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    jenubouka 6 years ago

    It is amazing how a person can remain so vivid in our memories after passing. Lennon was a gentle soul, I too often wonder what he would think, say, do, in these current times. I imagine he would be on the front lines of humanity, embracing us with his gentle words for change.

    Great hub, thank you for reminding us of a great person.

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    mathira 6 years ago from chennai

    A touching remembrance,Dim.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    hello Peg.....Thank you for your lovely comment. Yep.! Me too. If only..... one day......

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    Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    Beautifully written and a peaceful loving man sweetly remembered. I can remember screaming the lyrics to their songs. Help! Hey Jude! Imagine! If only.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Suburban Poet,. l shall click on to your link forthwith.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Sunnie Day..... Thank you for such a lovely comment and a video to make me cry. (only kidding....) ... l loved it.

    Take care. God bless.

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    The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

    Nice hub... I love John Lennon; he was a great artist.... I wrote a tribute to him earlier this year.

    https://hubpages.com/literature/Poem-For-John...

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    Sunnie Day 6 years ago

    Good Morning beautiful Dim...Oh I loved the Beatles too..I loved that whole era..I would love to take a trip back just one more time..Thank you for remembering John and his peaceful soul that to some may have been a little wild in nature but he did preach love and peace.I have to laugh as the songs and dance that are on MTV now are so much worse than anything pulled from that time dont you think?..Thanks for a great hub,

    Love,

    Sunnie

    This ones for you my friend

    http://youtu.be/-b7qaSxuZUg