I just had the most day-shattering experience. The final height of the Freedom Tower was installed today...making a visible void in the New York City skyline...filled.
Many of you know I have worked on the Village Halloween Parade over the past fifteen years...a labor of love, professional management and shock of the new...on an annual basis.
The decision to proceed with the Parade after the bombings was difficult...so many conflicting emotions and images. Looking down Sixth Avenue and seeing ...nothing...is now thankfully, gone.
We were applauded for making the event happen that year. A sense of normalcy in an atmosphere filled with tension and depression. My industry was all but destroyed. What was once considered a community building, business friendly and celebratory activity...crowds enjoying the city...was transformed overnight...into a security risk.
But not the Parade. The sight of the Tower today reminded me of what once was...what we are now...and what we will become. Not having the Parade, last year during Hurricane Sandy, and the aftermath, left a cold void.
Celebrate what you have...it all can disapear in an instant. I see my life, knitting, leather work, garment creation and my online comrades here at Men Who Knit, as my reach for all that's good. Thanks for being here.