I have a friend who judges a person's character based on the answer to a single question: "Who's your favorite Beatle?" When we met, it was one of the first things she wanted to know about me. When I said, "John Lennon," I expected her to tell me if that was the right answer or not. She says there is no right or wrong -- the answer just gives her insight into a person's character. What did my answer tell her about me? I'm not sure, but we've been close friends for more years than I want to admit I've been alive.
John Lennon would have been 74 this month and I still miss him. I miss his music and his message of love and peace. And I still miss the Beatles, too. I was one of those holdout fans who always believed that the Fab Four would reunite and take us on one more magical mystical tour.
The Beatles reunion was not to be. But I still have the music and even a piece of Lennon's artwork, but it's the memories of that I treasure most. From his career with the Fab Four, to his "almost comeback" shortly before his death, he will forever remain my favorite Beatle.