March 12, 2008

The Miracle of the Green Beret


At the January "Poets Speak Loud" at the Lark Tavern (see the Blog) we placed a green beret on the head of the statue of Robert Burns in Washington Park in Albany in memory of poet & activist, Tom Nattell. This year it remained up for weeks, secured by el Presidente! with duct tape. A few days ago I drove by the statue & there was no beret on Bobby Burns' head.

But today as I was walking through the Park on my way to the peace vigil I notices something on the grass in front of the statue -- it was Tom's green beret! Covered with sparkling drops of water, but none the worse for the wear. So now we have a beret for next year.

The photo was taken January 29, the day after the beret toss.