Sunday, September 11, 2011

I remember

Wtc arial march2001

I never liked the World Trade Center towers. They were built while I was growing up outside New York City. They were out of scale with the rest of the Manhattan skyline, dwarfing the skyline of my childhood where the Empire State building reigned.

But these last ten years, all I can see when I look at that skyline is the spot where they stood. And I wish so very much that they and all those who perished that day were still standing.

Photograph by Jeffmock (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons.


  1. I've been watching and remembering all morning. Skipped church to watch the memorial. I feel sick to my stomach and wonder if reliving it all over again was such a good idea.

  2. I've never liked the buildings either, esp. when I had to go to the top with my sister in 1985. Like you, I hate heights. And seeing the towers in the old movies always brings back the tragedy as tho it were yesterday, all the death, destruction and pain, everything is awful.


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