I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Urban poetry

A mural on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. It's haunted me since the first time I saw it, and I'm glad to finally get a picture, even if it's not as detailed as I would like (I took it from the bus.)

It's obviously a memorial -- it's faded and graffitied over, but the year 1993 is there, and the messages, "Rest in Peace," "We will always love you," and "May God be pleased with her." And I assume that is her face, peering out from behind the tree on the left. I do not understand the large, angry bumblebee though -- I assume it's part of the original work, since the "Rest in Peace" is underneath. It makes me wish even more I knew the story behind it.

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