Graupe-Pillard delivered the cautionary note, “The paintings are a precursor to a devastating scenario if individuals remain uninvolved.”
The scab of 9/11 may have fallen away, but the scar which remains has in no way faded with time.
Tanaka told me that she had written the book to help others and to communicate the key message, “Pursue your joy with a sense of urgency. Live out full and fiercely today with no regrets.”
A consistent theme is the ambivalence of being caught between the desire to move forward and a need to stay connected to the past.
Rev. Richard L. Killmer said, “Torture is wrong. This is an absolute moral principle. Our leaders sometimes forget this.”
I think in the currency of cycles: time passed, changes that have occurred, looking back, shifting forward.
A series of fire trucks from the station house around the block went speeding down Second Avenue, sirens blaring. I didn’t give it much thought.