Monday, September 12, 2011

ten years.

hello darkness, my old friend, i've come to talk with you again
because a vision softly creeping, left its seeds while i was sleeping
and the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains
within the sound of silence
-paul simon

it's hard to believe it's been ten years since the 9/11 attacks on our country. like everyone else, i can remember the exact accounts of that entire day. a sense of shock that turned to a feeling of overwhelming sadness then to anger and then finally to strength. the days following the attacks, i never felt more proud to be an american... to be a new yorker. much to my surprise, yesterday was the first september 11th, since the horrific day 10 years ago, that i was in new york. and with that, all those original feelings came back. shock. sadness. anger. strength. i watched the memorial coverage, walked around the city, and, once again, felt that sense of pride. i think they did an amazing job on the memorial site. truly a place of remembrance. when i went to bed and looked out my window i saw those two powerful lights shine straight up into the sky, shining bright amongst the city's buildings, creating new york's original skyline.

eileen blass, USA Today

memorial pool
seth wenig

bills vs. chiefs game
jamie squire, getty images

pepperdine university, malibu, ca
brian vander brug

No comments:

Post a Comment