9.11 and after

Sept. 15
"Missing" posters on the street in Greenwich Village. They were all over town for many days. The rain soon made many of them illegible.

Nobody I knew was killed. But my girlfriend's cousin's best friend lost her mother, and that tiniest of connections was enough to make all of those losses terribly real.

I find that it is easier for me to write about the loss of the buildings than the loss of the people. I don't really have the words.