John Lennon

By Jae-Ha Kim
December 9, 2014

Yesterday was the 34th anniversary of John Lennon’s death.

He was only 40 when he was shot dead. It seemed so old to me at the time.

When we were in New York recently, we took a stroll through Central Park and saw this mosaic commemorating his life. On our way back to our hotel, we walked past the Dakota, where Yoko Ono still resides.

I was cleaning out my file cabinet the other day and found this. When I was young, I had written Lennon a letter. His assistant typed back a thank you note. At the bottom, John had scrawled a personalized note.

Maybe it wasn’t him? But, maybe, it was.


©2014 JAE-HA KIM | All Rights Reserved 

Comments (7)

  1. laurenrazavi says:

    Great shot! x

  2. tameekjacobs says:


  3. concorexhappiness2x says:

    Ohh wow that needs to be framed♥

  4. mrvince78 says:


  5. amysungliu says:

    So cool!

  6. Kim Hanson says:

    His music will live on for generations!

  7. Pat Carey says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is a lovely story.

Join the Discussion

Psssst! Your E-mail address will not be published.

Name *

E-mail *