The new mural of the late George Floyd down on Melrose Avenue on the day of the massive memorial service for him in Minneapolis, with the appropriate nearby flowers for him too. But his murder set the nation on fire, and on Melrose every business of every kind was looted. Many of them were burnt to the ground. Melrose Avenue was legendary. Melrose Avenue was cool beyond hip. Now it smells like smoke. Now it's gone. Now it looks like this. ~ Thursday, June 4, 2020