Fifteen years and counting

I took this photos last year when we visited NYC at Thanksgiving.

Taken a year ago. #worldtradecenter #911memorial

Where one stood. #worldtradecenter #911memorial

The return of life always begins with the rush of water. #worldtradecenter #911memorial

Names in granite #worldtradecenter #911memorial

One thing I remember thinking, standing there by those square gaps in the ground where towers once rose, is that the buildings weren’t quite so wide as I thought. They were immense and tall, but more slender than we often think. I remember wondering if there was really enough space on so small a bank of granite to engrave all those names. But of course, there must be.

Our country was deeply wounded that day, and I’m not sure how well we’re healing. Sometimes I wonder if we’re healing at all. But making something beautiful out of a scar is a good place to start.

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2 Responses to Fifteen years and counting

  1. Quince says:

    or it was the day we contracted a national cancer that we have been waiting to metastasis all the while getting indignant and impatient with anyone who asks about our prognosis.

  2. Roger Owen Green says:

    We went there the day after Thanksgiving 2013. (It was COLD out!)
    We seem to have learned all the wrong lessons, starting with Fear the Other.

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