I recently had the completely enjoyable opportunity to relax on a lounge chair, shaded by a grass umbrella, looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. The sky was mostly clear and there was a warm breeze creating a calm and peaceful feeling within me. In the background I could hear waves hitting the beach and a radio playing a variety of classic songs sung by South American artists. I tuned into Imagine, a favorite by John Lennon, and really heard the words – as an American in Mexico, surrounded by people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds – all enjoying the same thing in that moment.
“Imagine there’s no countries… It isn’t hard to do… Nothing to kill or die for… And no religion, too… Imagine all the people… Living life in peace… You, you may say I’m a dreamer… But I’m not the only one… I hope someday you will join us… And the world will be as one.”