This is what the Memorial says: "I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears."
Now come on Wombat! You've got to understand the significance of that verse with regard to the Aids crisis and how it speaks about loss and loved ones who have died. It's fucking symbolic! And that day, when I first came upon the Memorial, for me, it made me think of all the things that I have done in my life that were difficult and challenging, that I did stoically and with inner strength. But the loss of Jess, my friend (and boyfriend) was a loss that I could not endure without tears. Of course, on the level of the Aids Crisis, you can possibly understand that!!? No? Yes? And how I felt moved by it regarding my circumstances? No? Yes? I'm tired and going to bed, but I will re-post that image again for anyone interested in seeing the Memorial.
You're (Wombat's) comment said:
"I don't get it. What the fuck is that mural supposed to mean? It's not profound. It's the opposite of profound. It's inane. TIA for an answer."
By the way, the verse (above) which is written on the NYC Aids Memorial is part of a larger poem which I will write below. Good night everyone; good night Wombat... and thanks for your comment. It moved me to write this post tonight. Speak with you all soon.