Saturday, December 8, 2012

Across the Universe



Shortly after I posted about Rene Magritte, my friend, Cletis Stump, shared with me a video by Rufus Wainwright in which one of the Magritte paintings seems to come to life, with a young Dakota Fanning wandering through. In the video, Rufus is singing John Lennon's, "Across the Universe." Later, I was reminded by fellow blogger, DJan, that today is the anniversary of John's death. She has a post which includes her poignant memory of that day. Here they are, Rufus and Dakota, John and Rene, all in one very cool video:







Yes, Dakota. Ironic, or the Universe in action?


You may find DJan's post here: djanstewart.blogspot.com




14 comments:

  1. What a loss to the world on that sad day. But we are left with all his wonderful songs and words, which live on in our hearts. Thank you, Teresa...

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    1. Thank You, Jan. It sometimes seems as though the ones who leave too early, in our estimation, are those who leave us the most to remember...

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  2. Ah yes..... a very satisfactory synchronicity indeed!

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    1. Oh, yes. Thanks, Jill. Nice to see you back here.

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  3. What a great performance of the song! And (sigh) how much music itself lost with John's death.

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    1. Some have stepped forward, but it's hard to imagine anyone as his equal, though somehow I think he would want there to be. :)

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  4. Great video. I posted one of John Lennon's quotes too.

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    1. I love the quote you posted. He had so much to teach us.... Thanks Cait, for responding.

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  5. Thanks for the reminder of that sad night. I remember it well. My memory: http://practicingresurrection.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/this-bird-has-flown/

    Imagine...

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    1. I've just returned from reading your account and was very moved by it. That is one fine, but very sad memory. I've never understood the mindset that some folks seem to have towards him, but then we crucified Jesus for daring to speak of such things as love being the answer to everything....

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  6. Dear Teresa, well, the best intentions oft go awry! It's Tuesday and I'm back. Did John Lennon write that song? Peace.

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    1. Although recorded by the Beatles, and attributed to both Lennon and McCartney, as many songs were, it is commonly believed that Lennon wrote the song.

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