Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
I have no problem with a small, subtle marker. There was an incident at the intersection by my house, and older man was riding his motorcycle through the intersection and a drunk driver ran the light (middle of the day) and hit him so hard he split the bike in half. This was a few years ago, and there's still a small cross welded from two pieces of the bike hung in the tree on the corner. It doesn't strike me as 'distracting' and it's clean, off the ground, not cluttered.
On the other hand, not far from there, a teenage girl was hit and killed. Every day her dad would light a candle at the spot she had died. One day a candle tipped over and the fire spread through two of the neighbours' fields before it was put out.
So really... where do you draw the line, I think it's a difficult subject, really.