Be Thankful for Dreamers

John F Kennedy was a dreamer. He was martyred on November 22nd, 1963, and this year the USA holiday of Thanksgiving falls on this day.

Another dreamer and martyr, killed (December 8, 1980) by the same forces, left us this song. Simple, beautiful, profound. Imagine:

I won't accept greed, hate, and especially war. I am a dreamer. Are you?


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Very nice indeed. Calm and beautiful and a song that I never tire of. Aren't computers great. I looked up above the cupboard and there is my little tiny mac that I thought was magic 12 years ago!
We vote next weekend and I'll vote Green. The major parties are not even talking about the important issues.

Pandabonium said...

Good on you, Wendy. About time we all stopped letting the major parties (everywhere) take us for granted.

Glad you like the music. I love this simple message. Peace, like any truth, isn't complicated.

Yes computers can be wonderful. They can instantly inform and connect people around the globe.

Martin J Frid said...

Count me in, I'm a dreamer, always hoping I will suddenly one day wake up ;)

Don Snabulus said...

Kudos for all who keep dreaming despite the colossal amount of effort out there spent to crush, co-opt, or minimize them.

The future still belongs to you.

ladybug said...

A great song about a great attitude about life!

I'm still working for such "dream" in many ways, volunteering for a local affordable housing non-profit, Scandinavian cultural organization, local schools, etc.

Most importantly, I've met some GREAT people along the way!

bonnie said...

Can I take a rain check on that question until November 2008?

The Moody Minstrel said...

You mean there are people who actually live without dreaming?

Can't imagine...

The Colorman said...

[inside joke alert]

Imagine there's no color.
It's really quite a fright.
No pinks, blues, oranges, purples, or even ultramarines,
Everything is black and white.
Imagine all the people
Living in a Charlie Chaplin film.

Imagine there's no Crayolas.
I don't even want to try.
There prob'ly wouldn't be Magic Markers either,
So I would want to die.
Imagine all the coloring books
Forever in their virgin state...

You may say I'm a fa...
Don't call ME a faggot!!!

(Listen to the original here, about halfway through the track.)

Pandabonium said...

Martin - we're all hoping you'll wake up some day. (JUST KIDDING!) :^)

Snabby - indeed.

Ladybug - good on you, and doing those things, you would meet wonderful people.

Bonnie - sure, if you think it will help (you really are a dreamer) :^p

Moody - slip me some oxygen, no make that nitrous oxide...

The Colorman - speaking of drug induced dreams... or was it the Acerola Cola? That reminds me of the Dr. Demento radio show actually.

QUASAR9 said...

Yeah I'm a dreamer

QUASAR9 said...

after all war, whether Gulf War II or Wotld War II, is just someone else's nightmare they try to drag us into - whether it be son of bush, the Pentagon, CNN or the BBC

It's their dream!

Swinebread said...

I remember the day after the election of 2004 when I walked into a Fred Meyer grocery store to pick something up. I had been in there maybe 5 minutes when Imagine started playing over the store’s sound system. I about broke down and cried right there…

Hill said...

Dreamer here....

Hiya, Panda.


Martin J Frid said...

Hey, Panda, I'll say, you have got some seriously cool friends!

I mean, they all have the BEST blogs.


Happysurfer said...

One of my all-time favourites, this song. Thanks, PandaB.

We all have enough natural disasters to contend with without having to stir up wars. Sad that govts think that wars can solve problems.

Pandabonium said...

Quasar9 - never doubted it (that you are a dreamer). You are so right, and we don't have to go along.

Swindbread - some music can touch us deeply, especially at pivotal moments.

Hill - Hiya dreamer! You have those big Texas, ten gallon hat sized dreams.

Martin - ain't that the truth? I am very grateful to have such wonderful, diverse, and intelligent readers with great blogs of their own. (Makes me wonder what they are all doing here...)

Happysurfer - thank you. You're so right. Just imagine how the world could be if we humans focused our energy on making all life better rather than taking it.