A lot of people say that by 1980 John and Yoko were going through a phase where things weren’t always great, and of course the first conclusion people jump to is the nasty old “divorce”. To me at least, judging by the last photos of them together and the last things John said to Yoko, they were still very much in love and probably would’ve lasted forever. At least it’s hopeful to think that, you know?
John never wanted for there to be a Beatles reunion, and a lot of people take this as he hated the years he spent with the band or whatever. John didn’t want a reunion because he was worried that if they performed again and messed up the magic would go away. He was scared that suddenly everyone would become disillusioned with The Beatles and that they’re forget the main message of peace and love and all that.
Now I think that at least somewhere down the line (maybe at the last Grammy’s) Paul, Ringo, and let’s say George is still here as well, would have gotten up on that stage while John sits with Yoko, Sean, and Sean’s girlfriend Charlotte. Paul says that they’ve got an old friend of theirs who hasn’t joined them in a long time, he’s been hard at work for peace you know. But he’s sitting down with his family and they’re hoping that he comes up onto the stage and picks up a familiar old black and white guitar. You see the cameras pan around the audience and suddenly there he is, pretending to be grumpy of course but you can see a light smile on his thin lips. He’s dressed in mostly white with short greyish/brownish hair atop his head (unlike Paul, John decided to let his hair get grey naturally.) He’s older, obviously with some wrinkles, but when he smiles it’s like we’re back in 1965. His caramel coffee eyes light up and you see the old spark of the Hamburg days as everyone urges him to go up on stage. He eventually stands up slowly and waves to the audience, doing a little jig in between to get them laughing. So he walks up to the stage while the Grammy people play some crappy version of the song “In My Life”. When he gets up he hugs George, then Ringo, and lastly comes Paul. The two guys look at each other for a moment before John grabs hold of him and pulls him into the tightest hug he’s had in a long time. Afterwards he walks over to his old Rickenbacker and pulls the guitar over his head. It’s just like old times. He walks up to the mic and the crowd is going wild, but suddenly John frowns and everyone shuts up. He steps closer and you can see the slightest smile. John hasn’t performed in front of a crowd this big in years but it doesn’t seem to phase him. The audience, however, is cast in some sort of spell.They won’t speak, some won’t even move. Suddenly, John speaks:
"People in the cheaper seats, please clap your hands. And everyone else… Just rattle your jewelery."
The crowd goes wild, but not quite like the old days. Because this time everyone hears that first chord of “A Hard Day’s Night”very clearly. John didn’t have to worry, because the magic could never go away.
And that’s basically how I’ve always pictured it.