Imagine

Posted by Niña (New York, United States) on 16 May 2008 in Miscellaneous.

In 1981, the New York City Council decided to name the 2.5-acre parcel of land at Central Park West Strawberry Fields. Yoko Ono presented Strawberry Fields to the park as a memorial to her husband John Lennon, after his murder in front of the Dakota apartment house on Central Park West in 1980.

Visitors paying homage to Lennon seek out a circular black and white mosaic set in a pathway which is almost always artistically decorated with flowers. A single word in the center recalls one of John's most popular songs: "Imagine."

The song was playing in my head as I was writing this. A very poignant one.


Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one.

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world.

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.

I'm on twitter: http://twitter.com/nkny

"Develop interest in life as you see it;
in people, things, literature, music.
The world is so rich,
simply throbbing with rich treasures,
beautiful souls, and interesting people.
Forget yourself."
~ Henry Miller

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