The Seventh Anniversary

I only shot sporadically yesterday, and a lot of my shots just weren’t all that great. What are you going to do?  Here they are, for better or worse.  This is a beam from one of the towers that they had down at Battery Park, where people could line up to sign it.

Outside St. Paul’s and in front of the site was a long line of conspiracy theorists.  Over on Broadway, an all day long shouting match took place between the craziest of them and family members of the people who were killed that day.  Apparently one of the theories is that 9/11 never happened.  That can’t be right though.  I mean, the towers are gone.  The hole in the ground is still there, right there.  I’m not sure if that’s a rumor going around to make these people seem even crazier or if some of them really believe that.

The following is a few shots from the lunch Barbara and I organized for the volunteers.  I didn’t get any great shots.  Whenever I’m in host mode I’m very distracted and oddly distant.  I have to oversee and don’t focus in very well.  Like, I noticed my friend Cori has a great new haircut (I was jealous!) and I think I forgot to mention it.  I thought it, but didn’t say it outloud.  Plus, I didn’t get a good picture of her and Jim!  (Overcome with envy, proabably.) So please forgive me everyone who I didn’t get a decent picture of.

And finally, even though it didn’t come out, I woke up during the night, looked out my window and saw the Tower of Lights and photographed it, even though I was half asleep.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “The Seventh Anniversary

  1. The tower of lights picture is cool. Somehow makes it so much more personal through a window.

    I get that floaty/drifty-ness when I host parties, too, but I’ve never heard anyone else describe before.


  2. You did tell me I looked cute- I figured it was my haircut since that’s about the only thing that changed since the last time I saw you. Want to come to my salon? BTW- you looked cute, too!

  3. Thanks to the Horn ladies for organizing this. I’m glad I came. And I forgot to tell you I liked your hair and glasses. Let’s resume our coffee shop crawl this fall!

  4. Deborah, yeah. It’s so much easier to be a guest. Cori, I’m glad I had the presence of mind to say so! You looked really really great!!

    Tim, yeah!!

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