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Sometime In New York City

December 15th, 2012 by Magdalena Tabor
Around this time of year, I always think of a very special encounter I experienced once when I was 15 or 16 years old. My best friend Linda and I had a habit of hopping the subway after school to hang out in Central Park. On this one particular day, as we made our way down 5th Ave toward the subway back home, a tall figure emerged from the crowd making his way up. Beside him was the short stature of an Asian woman.
When I think of it now, I see it in dream state; the slow motion movie version that brought them straight off an album cover and into my world with all of its haze as I stopped in my tracks to watch them disappear through the swarm of oblivious people.
Star struck? Oh, yes. But I wouldn’t dream of imposing. They came to NY for the anonimity this city affords. I have never regretted that decision. I treasure the moment as it was.
There are events that have happened, I often play and replay over and over when I want to get to that fuzzy place deep down inside myself. That was one of them. It’s firmly lodged in the “feel good” section of my brain. If that portion of my gray mass were to be probed it would undoubtedly produce the John and Yoko memory, suitable for framing.
I think of it especially today, in light of the tragic events involving guns of late, as it’s linked to John’s own inexplicable fate, and wonder “what if?” What if there were no guns? What if John were still alive? What if he were here to make this world a better place than it is right now? We can only “imagine”.
And so this is Christmas.
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One Response to “Sometime In New York City”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    These are just a few comments from FB – i KNOW IT’S A PAIN IN THE BUTT posting here, moderation, etc, so thanks everyone.

    Laurie Veith, Bob Heigl and 2 others like this..

    Bob Heigl Great show / documentary on John the other night!

    Saturday at 2:17pm · Like..

    Michael Tabor Yes Bob…my wife was just telling me about it. Great man

    Saturday at 2:21pm · Like..

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