Tuesday, 7 December 2010

In memory of...

John Lennon and Little Feet.

Little Feet died three years ago.  Goodbye Little Feet. The rain lashed as it did yesterday and today.  We think she had been inadvertently poisoned by eating vermin.  She was a stay-at-home-cat, timid, loyal but a bully to her sister, becoming quite obese from eating cat biscuits, leaving little for her slender sister, the polydactylic supreme, Queen-of-cats, Mole-eater, Big Feet.  "God bless her cotton socks" as we laid her in her grave next to the only rose bush in the garden that Captain Sensible had acquired at this special place on La Balade des Plaisirs!  It has been a pleasure to have lived here as it was for Little Feet and is still for Big Feet.  Little Feet, alias Syrah, disliked people, keeping a distance.  The person she favoured the most, other than ourselves of course, was the writer, Neil Powell, poet and biographer, whose leather shoes she would always tumble upon, causing much merriment!   I do miss MissHeavyWeightMissPloddyLittleFeet who would stretch herself out on the mantelpiece above the woodburner or sit atop the piano eyeing us and pretending she was asleep.  I felt guilty that we had not got her to the vet earlier. I cried in grief for nearly a year.  Now Big Feet, alias Shiraz, has become fatter but not overweight and is still the French Tart, enjoying to have her tummy tickled.

When in 1980 on 8th December I heard that John Lennon had died I sobbed and I sobbed and I sobbed.  I could not believe assassination.  I can remember my sobbing, where I was and what I had been doing before and after;  then, it was just more devastation, grief and bereavement.  I still cry when certain of his songs and those of The Beatles touch my soul.  This is also how I feel about my life, even today, gripped with sadnesses, more as one becomes older.   For John was in love with Yoko and she was in love with him, and whatever we think about her or him or her music or their music,  I just loved the sound of his music, his images and films. The Beatles together or separately made a huge impression in my life. I laughed and cried and still do... happiness is.......

Listen to the tune to go with these words.

"There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all"
John Lennon

He was my hero. Just imagine.

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


My memories make me cry. Such a sad loss of my friends in music and in solace.   xxxxxxxxx
PS with grateful thanks to YOUTUBE.  BUT OF COURSE a much bigger thankyou to John and Yvonne for introducing us to Little Feat and Big Feet..........

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