Ben has been a good photographer since he was 8 years old!
He took this one from the Empire State Building in Spring 1999.
A lovely picture and memory of what once was
and also about how much has been taken away. . . .
Innocence lost . . .
Now You Know the Worst
~To my granddaughtersNow you know the worst
who visited the Holocaust Museum
on the day of the burial of Yitzhak Rabin
we humans have to know
about ourselves, and I am sorry,
for I know that you will be afraid.
To those of our bodies given
without pity to be burned, I know
there is no answer
but loving one another,
even our enemies, and this is hard.
when a man of war becomes a man of peace,
he gives a light, divine
though it is also human.
When a man of peace is killed
by a man of war, he gives a light.
You do not have to walk in darkness.
If you will have the courage for love,
you may walk in light. It will be
the light of those who have suffered
for peace. It will be
by Wendell Berry
in This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems
field trip -- this time to The Cloisters . . .
and a couple of years after that, a visit to The Holocaust Museum,
but I don't have a picture from that trip.
Previous 9 / 11 Posts
2009: Not a Normal Day
2010: Poem for Today and Tomorrow
2010: 9 / 11 Retrospective (Fortnightly)
2011: Alabaster Cities
2012: My Country's Heart
2013: On the Eve of that Other Perfect Day