Happy Mother’s Day

“Julia” was written by John Lennon for his late mother, Julia Lennon, who was killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty police officer when John was 17 years old. Julia and John had a complicated relationship but she encouraged her son’s interest in music and bought him his first guitar. I for one am thankful she did.

I have linked a performance of the song by John’s son Sean who dedicates it to his mother Yoko Ono, which creates a beautiful circle.

From this son, husband and father thank-you to all the mother’s of the world. We couldn’t exist, literally, without you. Happy Mother’s Day!

John Lennon – “Julia” 

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you, Julia

Julia, Julia, oceanchild, calls me

So I sing a song of love, Julia
Julia, seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me
So I sing a song of love, Julia

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering,
In the sun

Julia, Julia, morning moon, touch me
So I sing a song of love, Julia

When I cannot sing my heart
I can only speak my mind, Julia

Julia, sleeping sand, silent cloud, touch me
So I sing a song of love, Julia
Hum hum hum hum…calls me
So I sing a song of love for Julia, Julia, Julia

 

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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