Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Strawberry Fields Forever

There are not many things about NYC that you can attribute the word "sweet." The John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields is one of the few exceptions. It is one of my favorite spots here in the big city. It's a place where New Yorkers and tourists alike can gather, sing a few Beatles tunes with strangers that know the words, and remember John. One of the other things about passing the area that kind of special is that it is usually covered with flower petals. It is so sweet. So, of course, there is an attempt to destroy it. I'm mean, well, you can't have happiness around all willy-nilly. People might get the wrong idea.

From United Press International:
"Lennon memorial tender could face charges" —

Ayrton "Gary" dos Santos, also known as the "Mayor of Strawberry Fields," said police have threatened to charge him with littering and assembling large groups without a permit, after he spent 15 years spreading flowers across the site and speaking to visitors about the former Beatle, the New York Post reported Monday.


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