September 11, 2009
September 11th Memorial Day… and then some…
I live very close by to Ground Zero. Tourists with cameras, construction, a museum. Everyday I am reminded of that fateful day, and being right there in some way makes it feel all the more real to me, more real than watching in horror on TV one night back in Singapore a plane smashed in an iconic building while it crumbled away.
It can’t be any more real than what my friend went through – he watched from his rooftop in Soho and till this day, cannot bear to watch the eerie footage of what he filmed. Specks of people doing jumping jacks in the air as they flew to their next lives in another time, another place.
I always wondered, if I was faced with a raging fire behind me, and an open 70th floor window in front, what would I do?
If I was a firefighter with a loving wife and 3 beautiful children, faced with the crys of help from innocent people trapped in the immensely dangerous wreckage of the building before me, what would I do?
There is never a winner in war, only many, many losers. If we all learn that, then perhaps these people would not have died in vain.
Feelings of sadness washed over me as I read some of the writings left on the long mural….
The Twin Towers memorial. Quite a sight.
On a lighter note…..
Beware ghosts and ghouls on the train. Wait a minute, are we the scared ones, or the scary ones?
This is how I hunt. With my bare hands.
I woke up early one morning and decided to whip up a hearty breakfast
French toast with my homemade concoction of warm blueberry maple syrup.
I feel more inspiration to start cooking more often these days.
Maybe watching all that Top Chef on telly paid off!
A lady who loves most beautiful things, creates a shop selling lovely charms, classy pearls, pretty flowers and beads. Who can resist such beautiful blings? Hope you will love these trinkets as much as she does.