15 years

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My brother wanted to go to the 9/11 Museum.

We paid our money and waited in a long line of tourists for our timed entry to the steel and concrete underground crypt, complete with a gift shop (which we steered well clear of) and endless tape loops replaying the day’s events.

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The new glass and steel monuments to commerce surrounding the plaza, with its beautiful pools, enclosed the space above the museum.

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I found this ad  from the NY Times of May 29, 2015, when I was cleaning a few weeks ago.  I must have saved it, intending to do a headline haiku, but it got lost in the shuffle.  Having visited the site, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

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There is nothing “free” about the Freedom Tower, or the museum.  Is this the best way to remember this day and those who died?

time
it lingers
in the dazzling morning sky
cloudless
voices
like air
surround this opening

remember to breathe

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Let there be light, and air, and songs, and sky, and running water, and the living earth and new growing things.  That’s what I think.

Words courtesy of the Magnetic Poetry oracle, for the Elusive Trope’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge.

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26 responses to “15 years”

  1. Carol says :

    Amen to your lovely, gentle thoughts, Kerfe. PS: I can’t believe there is a gift shop, but in today’s world it shouldn’t be surprising, I guess. 🙁

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  2. Sunshine Jansen says :

    That is a prayer for the ages, Kerfe.

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    Well said, and well done. Somber without being morose. And definitely not commercial or gimmicky.

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  4. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Beautifully done and written, Kerfe.

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  5. Elusive Trope says :

    “Let there be light, and air, and songs, and sky, and running water, and the living earth and new growing things.” I’m with you.

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful, Kerfe.

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  7. Jodi says :

    Let it be – let us listen – let us breathe! Beautiful as always K!

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  8. davekingsbury says :

    You marked the occasion well.

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