happy birthday, mr. lennon

you are all geniuses and you are all beautiful
you don’t need anyone to tell you who you are
you are what you are
get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like

in liverpool england, john lennon was born on october 9, 1940.
he would have turned 66 today.

more than any other artist to date, john lennon spoke from the heart. constantly challenging himself, searching and externalizing the absolute vitality and fear of growing up, he used his life lessons turning them into personal creativity providing his own cathartic process that shared an honesty ahead of time.

god
…i just believe in me…

isolation
…i dont expect you to understand…

[from plastic ono band 1970]

art by richard avedon

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