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I recently came across a JohnYoko interview (forget which one; it had no Eppy content, so it wasn't important to me at the time).
John was discussing the number of close people who died on him at the most hurtfully inappropriate times.
He said something to the effect that, "when a person dies, my eventual reaction is 'out of sight, out of mind,' and so I don't think about them very often, if at all."
I think he WAS answering a question about whether he ever thought about Brian, matter of fact. Unless my memory fails me.
But the "out of sight, out of mind" part was in his quote for sure.
We all know that it's not a good practice to obsess or dwell on someone's death or "what could have been" *christine slaps her own face repeatedly* ~ but it's probably worse to ignore your feelings before working them through properly, as was John's habit ~ it's dangerous to bury the body while it's still warm, because the shadow zombie will eventually return to wreak more havoc than it would have done if it were handled right away.
Which, actually, was one good reason why John's mind and emotions were so terminally screwed. Over a lifetime, he buried too many warm bodies, and the zombies were continually feasting on his brains.
If I were one of those psychological sci-fi writers, I'd have a field day with this one.