I never thought a park bench could tell a love story. Until… I visited Central Park in New York City. The 843-acre park has over 9,000 benches. If you lined up the benches end-to-end, they would stretch over seven miles. The NYC Central Park benches are an attraction all their own. Almost 2,000 of the benches have been “adopted.” When a NYC Central Park bench is adopted, the money is placed into a maintenance fund and a small plaque is placed on a specific bench with an inscription. The inscriptions vary wildly throughout the park, but a number of them have a common facet. LOVE. They’re short love stories, thank yous and tributes to loved ones who have gone! I don’t think I read one single dedication that didn’t contain or express love for someone or something!
I would have loved to done nothing else but spend the day reading the inscriptions. But, as it turned out, the group that I was with was not nearly as interested in the benches as I was. For brief moments, I was able to interject myself into these peoples’ lives. I could understand the love for a deceased husband or feel the bond between a great group of friends. I saw/read love for the hiking trail (John Muir), a soap opera and a lot of love of the park itself. There is a lot of love in those Central Park benches.
NYC Central Park Benches
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