Shapiro, the origin is attributed to writer and cartoonist Allen Saunders . A variation of the quote, “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans,” was published in Reader’s Digest in January 1957, when Lennon was 17.
This famous saying from John Lennon reflects a paradox in our lives. Many of us would like to have a peaceful ride, enjoy the present moment, yet we can ‘t help but make future plans so we feel secure, or we spend time digging on past hurts.
REMEMBERED QUOTE : Life is what happens to us while we are busy making other plans . — Henry Cooke.
“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans ” – a tribute to John Lennon.
Lyrics. The song was for Lennon’s son, Sean , his only child with Yoko Ono. It begins with John comforting his son from what is presumably a nightmare and develops into John passionately describing the love he has for his son and the joy Sean gave him.
In 1957, Saunders wrote the line, “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans ,” usually attributed to John Lennon. It appeared in a 1957 issue of the Reader’s Digest.
We did spend 10 years together.” Though John wrote “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” about a picture Julian drew, he wasn’t exactly a doting father. “I’ve never really wanted to know the truth about how Dad was with me,” Julian Lennon said.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life . When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life .”
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy ) was written for Sean Ono Lennon , who was born in 1975, and demonstrated how Lennon had fully embraced fatherhood. Both of us wanted to be a parent for the first time is what it was. Even though both of us had children by previous incarnations. We’d both been so self-occupied.