I left the tv off this morning but even without the bombardment of images and video I felt it. The weight of what this day will always mean. Outside was worse. It was a perfect morning, clear and cool without a cloud in the sky. Yes, the same sky, I thought.
Underground I felt the panic that sometimes finds its way into my commuting daydreams. But we pulled into 23rd street safe and sound and I walked up and out of the station to face the new skyline of downtown. It's no longer empty, it's rising, and even though it will never be the same, there's a comfort in something filling that space on the horizon between the east and west sides of 6th as I walk to work.
This blog was started out of a need to write during a period of loss and mourning but I am reminded today of all that we still have, of all we haven't lost, and the incredibly cruel truth that so many cannot say the same.