(tribute to John Lennon, who was assassinated on Dec 8th 1980)
I didn't meet the walrus, however, it was when I was 12 yrs old, I first time listened to the Beatles. I was born & grew up in a country where not many people listened to the music that were written by "foreign people" but our generation was "kids now a day", whose parents experienced a war, and lived in "Americanized pop culture" with no clue of wars, simply the convenience & the modernization were there and even enriching & indulging the mind set of "Lack" & "Waste". I didn't understand English but I guess the music needs no languages and grab our spirits, and that as soon as I heard their music, I right away recognized the voice of John Lennon. I had no idea what they were singing about but his voice reached the heart of a 12 yr old girl, the voice held such caring Love. and I didn't know I would be growing the similar care for the world as John held (I am sure he still does) that his spirit is still alive in my spirit (& of course, in so very many people's) ... I also have a moon in Aquarius and Mars in Libra (11th house) as John's moon in Aquarius (11th house) and Mars in Libra, I wonder if that is the part of the reason that I resonate with him ...
Video : I Met the Walrus
Uploaded on Jun 17, 2008 by imetthewalrus
. In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for 'New Approaches' (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet)