Who influenced more than anyone else the way you think and the way you look at the world? Of all people, who has had more impact on what you are and how you see yourself and interact with others? Who's numero uno in your life? Me? John Lennon--hands down. No one else comes close. He opened my eyes to the world in 1964 and beyond. And I have been the better for it ever since, despite what my reactionary mother (now deceased) thought or said. I owe John Lennon everything. There is no one else for whom I have had greater love, affection, respect, and gratitude. And he brought joy to me through his words and music and that little band he started. And I cannot talk about him today without choking up. Which is why I am concluding my post now. You?