What I Kept.
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Dan Barry in The New York Times asked the question, "What did you keep?". Some kept the 'dust', others nametags and paperwork. I have a bin of items I stored away during the months after 9/11 - symbols to a very surreal time. I remember being dumbfounded by how many items mentioned they were supporting the relief efforts, the littlest items - soy sauce, wet naps, grocery bags in Detroit - they all found their way into my bin, deep in the closet for the last 10 years. If it wasn't for the article I may not have opened it up. I meant to photograph them weeks ago and send them off to the NYTimes but time got away from me. So here they are, my strange surreal relics of 9/11.
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