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.