Our last post noted the memorial to those lost in the Boston Marathon bombing. While in New York, we visited the World Trade Memorial Center Memorial, another response to human darkness. We were moved by the various tributes to those who died from the attack and struck by the summer day’s brightness that now fills ground zero. Paul Simon’s words, which he sang at the Memorial’s dedication, have new meaning about our collective dialogue with our darker side. [click link below to see Simon’s vocal tribute].
Bright sun reflects off the memorial set in the first tower’s footprint. A waterfall cascades down the wall and into a shallow pool before disappearing.
The tribute wall contains poignant posters of those missing after the towers fell.
The poster wall overwhelms the space and us.
Memorial staff place a rose by each victim’s name on her or his birthday.