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Monday, February 03, 2003

As sad as the Columbia disaster was, I don't think it had truly given me any grief...until I happened to see a segment on the news about the astronauts requesting "Imagine" by John Lennon be played just before they got ready to head back to earth. When I heard that, and as they played that beautiful song...I started to cry. I realized what a genuinely GOOD, OPTIMISTIC, PRODUCTIVE group of individuals the astronauts were. They had lived their lives pursuring higher knowledge, dedicated to science, taking dangerous risks for all of humanity. They will be missed by all those who loved them, I am sure. And we humans have lost truly GREAT individuals.

I can think of no more fitting tribute than the words of John Lennon's song:


Imagine there's no heaven,
It's easy if you try,
No hell below us,
Above us only sky,
Imagine all the people
living for today...

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Imagine no possesions,
I wonder if you can,
No need for greed or hunger,
A brotherhood of man,
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one,
I hope some day you'll join us,
And the world will live as one.

Writen by: John Lennon
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