In October 1980, John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their Double Fantasy album. Less than two months later, Lennon was murdered. "(Just Like) Starting Over" was the first single released off that album. John thought it was the best representation of where he was in his life, with this album being his first in over five years.
My friend Lance from MyBlogCanBeatUpYourBlog chose this beautiful Lennon song as this week's 100 Word Song Challenge. If you're new to this exercise, we use the song as a prompt to write 100 words of whatever you want. So here we go.
"(Just Like) Starting Over"
Three months of planning. First in his mind, then sketched on paper, finally a computer image showing every detail, every color. It was nothing more than math really; a little geometry, a little physics, and maybe throw in a little luck.
Six hours so far. Each piece placed carefully, aligning the colors to the blueprint. Nearing the end, Leo could imagine it unfolding.
The media had assembled, it would be a record… if it worked.
“Oh god no.”
The earth shook. A small tremor by California standards, but enough to destroy the domino chain.
Twenty three years since he's gone and there is still a dark hole in my heart. Wish he had more time to be watchin' the wheels go round and round.