9/11 On My Mind

For anyone who doesn’t know, my office on September 11, 2001, was on the 51st Floor of the Woolworth Building, which was the best possible view of the Twin Towers in New York City. It was from the spot where my desk chair sat that the photograph of The Site was taken for Life Magazine.

I was given a print of the photo, taken with a camera in large format showing exceptional detail. I still have it, squirreled away in a place where I never look. I won’t get rid of it, but I don’t look at it either. I’ve never watched a television show or documentary about 9/11. If it happens to come on, I change the channel.

If you care to read what I’ve written in the past about 9/11, be my guest. I’ve said all I care to say about it and have no plan to ever write about 9/11 again. It will never be forgotten, but I choose not to obsess over it. It was too personal for me, and I will not wallow in it.

4 thoughts on “9/11 On My Mind

  1. Hunting Guy

    I knew two of the men that died in the Pentagon strike.

    As on this date every year, I will raise a toast to their memory.

    I will never forget, I will never forgive.

  2. Lawrence Kaplan

    I think you daily commemorate 9/11 in the best way possible by continuing your good fight against its misuse to override our civil liberties.

  3. Edward

    A million soldiers have gone to war over this. That includes me. Time to let it go.

    We had our revenge and we had our justice. Time to let it go.

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