It is common knowledge that I am a Beatles freak. When I was younger, I didn't listen to all the pop like backstreet boys or n'sync... I was in love, seriously in love, with the Beatles. Imagine my love for the Jonas Brothers and multiply it by a million, and that's the range of my love for the Beatles. I lived and breathed Beatles.
So naturally, it made sense that I got a tattoo dedicated to a Beatle. My first tattoo was inspired by George Harrison - using his dying words "love one another". Such a wise way to live, and I find it very inspiring and emotional.
And I was happy to have 1/4 of my tattoos inspired from the Beatles. However, I just found out that my tattoo dedicated to Millie, is also a John Lennon quote.
I AM SPEECHLESS.
I had no idea, and here's how it happened: one of my friends died when I was 16... and it was really impossible... no quote seemed to help ease the pain, so when we were decorating our shirts for redfeather that we were dedicating to him - I could not think of any quotes I wanted to put on my shirt. So I asked my mom, and she told me a wonderful phrase:
"Count your life by smiles, not tears, you made me smile"
When my dog Millie died, a part of me died too.. And yet, after 2 and a half years, this was the phrase that I could think of when trying to cheer myself up. It only seemed natural to get it tattooed on me and dedicated for millie. I added on "ill forever miss you" and the date of Millie's death - and I thought it was perfect.
I have had that tattoo for 2 years, and all this time I have just thought it was a common phrase, or a saying that my mom conjured. Until I was looking up John Lennon quotes, that is... and I found this:
"Count your life by smiles, not tears." - John Lennon
How amazing and perfect is that? Without even trying to, I have 2/4 tattoos relating to the beatles. And relating to them in a way that is so much more than symbolizing a band. It symbolizes all sorts of love, and harmony and peace in my life..
I love The Beatles.