One of the highlights of my trip to New York last week for BlogHer was going to the Top of the Rock, the observation deck of Rockefeller Center. We went on a breezy summer Friday night (72 degrees!) and the view was beyond spectacular. While I got some decent photos, my camera decided that was the time to act strangely and I was experimenting with different settings in order to try and get the best photos.
Which is how I happened to take this one:
Kinda creepy looking, isn’t it, with the face of the person next to me (I think) looking out onto the city that never sleeps. Adding to the creep factor was The Husband’s reaction when I was showing him my photos from the trip.
“Oh my God, that’s really similar to the last photo of John,” he commented, referring to the former and beloved Beatle who is known by only his first name in our house and Paul Goresh’s photo of the late John Lennon, taken while the former Beatle looked through his limo window on the fateful night of December 8, 1980. It would be the last photo ever taken of John.
If one really looks at it (and possibly stretches the imagination) this one taken by me atop Rockefeller Center could resemble what an older John might have looked like today … glasses, an older face, contemplating the post-9/11 state of his adopted city nearly 9 years later (that number 9 again!) and that of the world.
Something to think about, especially this week, as we contemplate Lennon murderer Mark David Chapman once again being up for parole … and all the what-if’s and possibilities that entails.
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