John Lennon Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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Dear friends, you know me too well by now. You know that sooner or later, I’ll address the topic du jour, whether it’s politics, gossip or the latest shoes on the market. And today, as much as I wanted too, I just can’t go around it. It’s been three days and I keep cry whenever there’s a news snippet talking about the Newtown tragedy.

I even wish I could have the strength to embed the original video of this amazing song (one of my favorite Christmas songs ever), but I really couldn’t find that inner force. I cried my eyes out, my heart and my head started aching instantly (if you do feel up to it, the original video is here). I still can’t cope with what happened and I know that whatever I’d say, my words don’t have that much power, but prayers do.

Prayers can achieve miracles. If we want to. To the families and friends from Newtown: the entire country, the entire world weeps and prays with you!

I wish I could be more coherent. But whenever I think about what happened, I start losing it. For weeks I followed the news about military confrontations here and there in the world. For weeks my heart wept at the thought of all those children living in war zones. All that violence and suffering. But all that hope too. Hope that, maybe one day, we’ll understand that force is not a solution and life is just too precious to risk it. I’m sorry, I wanted to write a lengthy and meaningful piece, but I’m too emotional about this and my synapses lost their way through tears and pain. (these are 27 angels made of wood cutouts and pinned on the hills of Newtown, as reported by cnn)

Newtown Angels


#1 Appollonia on 12.17.12 at 12:35 pm

Last Friday I was in a very cheerful mood, I had fun, I bought nice things etc.
All my joy was gone when I saw the news back home and what had happened… I was in shock. I couldn’t feel real joy this weekend. I tried to watch a fun movie Friday night but after 30 minutes I still didn’t laugh so I’d stop watch that movie.

This sort of thing has happened before and every time I find it shocking but this time young children were the victims. I had fun with such a cutie in the supermarket that Friday…. I am always very aware of what happens in the world. I am the kind of person that can not act ever like there’s nothing going on.. I can’t…

The weapon industry is too powerful to give us a peaceful world where we can live safe and happy as we should. That’s the ugly truth and we all know it or we should! We should stand up against that as people did at the time when John Lennon wrote this song. But even though they did it didn’t work out….

My heart goes out to every victim of useless violence and hate in this world. But I can’t find the right words of comfort. What words are really comforting? Love the ones next to you is all that I can say and be not narrow minded towards people whom are different than you are….I wish you all the best.

And lastly try to stop the NRA! Because let’s face another ugly truth….who knows which family members of this poor victims have also weapons in their home? Just as the mother of the problem child who caused all this pain….

#2 ana on 12.17.12 at 4:30 pm

I am still crying. There is no way to find coherence when facing such madness .
I hugged my children today and thanked to the Lord for being able to do so.
My sincere condolences to all families involved ,in a way or another.

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