Today, October 9th, 2011
I remember first seeing John (and the rest of the Beatles) on The Ed Sullivan Show back on February 9th, 1964. I was a little girl...7 to be exact...(yep, I am an old "Crazy Cat Lady", I am sure you are doing the math by now).
I pointed to our rabbit-earred television and said "I like that one". I never changed my mind. John's music served as the back-drop for events in my life that are too numerous to mention.
I loved John's swagger, his "bad boy" persona, his genius, his sarcastic and sardonic sense of humor.
He marched to his own drummer.
He was independent. Like a cat.
What I didn't remember until recently was that John Lennon loved cats. Throughout his life he had numerous cats with names such as "Tich", "Tim", "Sam", "Elvis", "Mimi", "Baghari", "Major" and "Minor".
When I was 7 and began what would be a life-long love affair with John Lennon (which continues even with his untimely death on December 8th, 1980), I had yet to fall in love with cats.
That didn't happen until I was 15.
When I was a little girl I always said I was going to meet John Lennon and marry him.
At age 7 I had yet to start my love affair with cats.
But I loved John Lennon....
I still do.
Ahhhhh to what could have been.....