We spent a few hours making cards and packages for our military. When I sat down with a little boy, he started to write his card that said "plese come home. we love you." I spent time attempting to be artistic, and this card that he made will be so much better than anything I could create with a BFA in Art. Next, we headed out to the playground to repaint the PS 140 playground games, United States map, caterpillar ABC's and the giant yellow kickball field. It was a great opportunity to give back on a day when people lost so much. To Matt, Blake, John, Mark and the hundreds of thousands of people, I don't know in our military, I say thank you.
I live in the Financial District, so I'm so close to the WTC site. If you attempt to get to the PATH train at rush hour, you feel the intensity of people who are just going home on a regular weekday afternoon. But then to attempt to imagine what it was like by my house nine years ago, is unfathomable. In honor and memory of September 11, 2001, thank you to those to rescued and saved, those who were lost, those who will never be the same, and those who fight to this day that we keep our freedoms and security in the United States.
So I took a few shots from my roof tonight.