Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why Can't You Be Alone Without Yoko?

Picture found on: collthings
"Interviewer: Why can’t you be alone without Yoko?

John Lennon: But I can be alone without Yoko, but I just have no wish to be. There’s no reason on earth why I should be alone without Yoko. There’s nothing more important than our relationship, nothing. And we dig being together all the time. Both of us could survive apart but what for? I'm not going to sacrifice love, real love for any whore or any friend or any business, because in the end you’re alone at night and neither of us want to be. and you can’t fill a bed with groupies. It doesn’t work. I don't want to be a swinger. I’ve been through it all and nothing works better than to have someone you love hold you."
Everytime I think about John Lennon, I think of Yoko Ono. John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Their names can't be said without saying or thinking about the other. And although the Beatles were well before my time, I've come to appreciate their music and, in particular, love their story. I suppose the thing I love about their relationship is how they faced their adversities with as much love and courage as possible. Many parts of the music world frowned on their relationship and avid fans of The Beatles having blamed Yoko for the 'break-up'of the group. But, in spite of all of it, they still lived their lives by promoting peace and love throughout the world.

I can only hope to live a life and experience love like theirs - turbulent, wonderful, idealistic, right up to the bitter end. And isn't that what everyone wants in some way or another? Why wouldn't you want that? Why wouldn't you give up a current life of loneliness for a lifetime of happiness? There is no reason as to why anyone should be alone, knowing that their other half is there waiting with open arms. There is a comfort in the concept of 'soulmates'- a belief that living in this world doesn't have to be done alone.

For me, their relationship was a refreshing sense of the love they wanted to share with the world; their reconcilement, a testament to how strong their love for each other was. And deep down, I firmly believe everyone wants to find their other half, somewhere, somehow. To be known in their own special way, as a 'John Lennon and Yoko Ono'.