Imagine – Strawberry Fields

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Imagine – Strawberry Fields

“Imagine all the people sharing all the world…” This memorial to John Lennon, in Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City, reminds us to keep dreaming, hoping, striving…

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In these uncertain times, it’s good to dream and hope for a better, safer, more peaceful future. This beautiful mosaic is the featured art piece at Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NY. It features the title from the John Lennon | Beatles song.

This is an interesting site. Each morning it get cleaned and cleared and a flower laid next to the title. This in itself is a wonderful memorial to one of the great songwriters and peace lovers of the 20th century.

This appears to be the work of an individual who then, throughout the day, attracts tourists with stories of the site and the Beatles, invites them to place mementos (and then, in best New York style, asks for a personal donation 🙂 )

Strawberry Fields figures in a Beatle song and is the name for this area of Central Park, which is just off Central Park West and across from The Dakota, where John Lennon lived. It is said he and Yoko Ono enjoyed walking here.

The lyrics to Imagine are:

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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day 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

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

…John Lennon

(courtesy of Lyricfind.com)

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