Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bed-in Anniversary

Today is the thirtieth anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-in. They knew that their wedding would attract a lot of attention, so they used the big day to promote world peace. Interestingly, the "event" took place at the Hilton down the street from us. And it's the Hilton that Patty stayed in when she was here for the wedding...our wedding.

There is an exhibition going on there that is all about the Bed-in. I should walk over and check it out - just to say I did. This is the same Hilton that Klaas Bruinsma (a drug lord) was shot in front of in 1991. Who knew we had such a famous landmark in our neighborhood? For years, I rode by that hotel and I thought, Why do they have build such ugly buildings? I feel different about it lately.

This afternoon, Fred left for Frankfurt. I got to do one of my favorite things in the world. I sat here on a gray, rainy afternoon and knitted while I listened to a podcast. It was pretty amazing. Nowhere to go for the moment, nothing pressing. There's something about it being gray and rainy that made it that much better.

I have to leave the apartment in a bit to ride through the cold and the (very light) rain to see a friend I haven't seen in a long time. She's driving up from The Hague All I want to do is finish the aran sweater I'm working on. It's just tons of knitting. It's at a very mindless stage.

All I am saying here is: Give Peace a Chance.


steph said...

Herman Brood jumped from the roof in 2001 too.

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