of horses' hooves rhythmically
taping against dark concrete mingles with
the traffic noises from Central Park West.
Here at this intersection where the cacophony of past and present intermix is Women's Gate, one of the notable active gateways to Central Park.
With Strawberry Fields just beyond its threshold it admits more than a million visitors a year many of whom have a single-minded purpose in entering the Park at this point.
John Lennon's death was a stark drama of contrasts to his vision of world peace.
Underscoring this horror of a violence that has wounded the world are the many devotees of his message who stream through this portal to pay homage to his memory and to his lasting vision.