I never know exactly what to do with myself on 9/11. I was lost 8 years ago and still feel lost today. The emails come in, friends talk... but I think since we deal with it everyday we live here that when the day arrives we try to just go on with life. After 9/11/01 I busied myself documenting the memorials at all of the firehouses, so each year I find an FDNY event to capture. This year, like the last, I went to Engine 10 Ladder 10 directly across from the WTC. At sunset the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums come out and play. Always a crowd, always wonderful, always emotional. Then a walk over to the "lights". Tonight in the rain there were beautiful rainbows spiraling depending where you stood. A very different day then eight years ago...

I do still find it strange how the firehouses turn into tourist stops, do they get a map of the 'big' ones or something??

David Paterson read this at the memorial today - how perfect:

I DREAM'D in a dream, I saw a city invincible to the
attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth;
I dream'd that was the new City of Friends;
Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love
- it led the rest;
It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of that city,
And in all their looks and words.
- Walt Whitman (1867)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i replied elsewhere but yes you're exactly right 9/11 is a strange place/time. these shots are just wonderful, jack xox