I took this photo from a boat while visiting New York City for my birthday in 1995.
When I visited again in 2004, I could not bring myself to turn my camera skyward, into the nothingness where the towers once stood. People who had never seen them up close and personalÂ stood in awe at Ground Zero, unable to comprehend this giant open space in the middle of New York City. As an American born in New York, I found the destruction of the towers and killing of innocent people to be a personal attack on my sensibilities. I cannot understand what anyone hoped to accomplish by the murder of so many people, in the name of a religion which can be translated into the word “peace”.
There will be no cycling news from us today. No camping gear reviews. Just a few words, and the image above. This is how I choose to remember New York, and the towers.
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