1952 - 2011
On 26th October we have planted a little tree in the centre of Budapest.
After that shocking Sunday in February, weeks and months passed so quickly, that I've found myself under blossoming cherry trees in the blink of an eye. Just like in the last couple of years - related to my work -, we have spent some nice days together with our friends and teahouse guests in a little botanical park in the heart of Budapest. We are usually celebrating Hanami in that park, making teas, and enjoying the spring and the beautiful flowers of these Sakura trees.
This spring wasn't the same. As these Hanami days usually are in the first weeks of April, just around Gary's birthday, I wasn't able to get out of my mind the feel that we have to plant a tree like this, dedicated to the memory of Gary Moore. As these trees are so beautiful, they are also sad in the same time. Our Japanese friends knows it better, but these short-lived flowers are also known as the synonyme of the beautiful but short life, what we have to enjoy and appreciate...
After a couple months of authorization process, in October we have finally planted this little tree at another location, what I've also found perfect. Although this little square/park is located in the centre of Budapest - right next to one of our main railway station -, I've found it a pleasant place, where hopefully the tree will growing in peace.
Next spring I'm planning to place a proper plate, or a small monument next to the tree, what will reminds people why we have planted it. If I get the permission from the family I'll start to raise money for it. I hope that the tree will survive the first winter at this new place and will bring it's flowers around Gary's birthday to help us to remember to The Great Man in his flowery shirts and his invaluable musical legacy.