Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peter Steele Memorial

Did you know an oak tree was planted in memory of Peter Steele? 


An OAK tree! How cool is that?


On November 21, 2011, an oak tree was planted in Prospect Park to commemorate Steele by fans, who also have a Facebook group “Peter’s Tree.” Read about it here. There is also a bench close by dedicated to him that reads: “In Memory of the Green Man Peter ‘Steele’ Ratajczyk 1962-2010.”
From the article in Park Slope Patch March 7, 2013

“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.”
From Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte by Herman Hesse


 Nobody sang like you. You are loved and remembered.


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