Keith honored him on Carry on Tuesday with the theme of "Beautiful Boy".
Sunday Scribblings' discussion is on "Essentials".
I posted a poem on my blog Burned Toast and Coffee indicating my thoughts on John Lennon.
so young and innocent,
I give my life to you
please absolve me
I was there once
but lost it
and my other son
will you be him
SS states "In writing and in life, the secret is sometimes in what you leave out. I believe one of the "essentials" in John Lennon's life was the loss of his first son, Julian
John Lennon gave up or put on hold his singing career and became a "househusband" to raise his son, Sean. In the past and in another world lived a first son, Julian.
Life and career interfered with his relationship with Julian.
It is not easy for a man to lose a relationship with a son. It is not easy for a man do deal with relationships with ex-wives.
My poem is a belief that John Lennon loved both sons but was only able to raise Sean and gave up a career to have a son. I also believe that if his life has not been cut short he would have found and reconciled with Julian.
Great men do those things.