by Fong Sam
I am in New York City this weekend and I am staying at a hotel directly across from the World Trade Center. There is arguably no event more world-altering during the last 30 years than 9/11. One way or another everyone’s life was affected.
Watching the 3,000 plus workers tirelessly erecting the replacement structures–perhaps resurrecting the nation’s spirit, innocence and hope–is humbling. The task is obviously enormous, but the effort and determination to pick ourselves up after what happened are immeasurable.
History and circumstance constantly intersect in this city, but this place, this site, has an energy that is powerful and full of sorrow and resilient all at the same time. I think the inverted fountain memorial currently at the center is a terrific symbol. I hope it is preserved here forever.