Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering Sept 11th

The anniversary of September 11th feels very different in NY than it does elsewhere.

I was in the East Village with my friend M last night, and she pointed in the direction of downtown.  Look up, she said.  Two blue columns of light shot powerfully up into the sky, searing through and illuminating the clouds above.  I later learned that they are the two strongest shafts of light ever projected from Earth.

I watch the television coverage this morning, and the familiar footage feels more real to me than ever.  This is my home now.


  1. We're glad you're here, too.

    Amy Rigby wrote this after 9/11.

  2. A beautiful song-- thank you for sharing...

  3. I can only imagine how it is to be in New York on September 11.

    I was at the Comp Dept at the U of M when it happened. Watched the footage there for hours and then hours when I got home, for days, it seemed.

    Out of the ashes, beauty. Welcome home.