Monday, September 29, 2008

At last the rain subsided, and we were greeted
with sun and a fresh breeze today as we left the hotel
on our way to Central Park. Quickly, though, the cool breezes
heated up, and we found ourselves scurrying from one
shady path to another. We sat a bit at Strawberry Fields,
with a view of the The Dakota, site of the John Lennon
shooting. The circular mosaic, with a simple Imagine
at the center, was circumscribed with pink-edged yellow
rose petals. Despite a steady stream of visitors,  a reverent silence 
ruled the balmy Monday afternoon. All ages, many languages.
Music is a powerful unifying force.

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