Amazing photo collection over at the NY Times: “The Towers’ Rise and Fall”. “Rise, Life, and Fall” – I don’t know – the pictures of the “life” are what really hit me even as they at least make me smile; the rest – the death part – is still too hard to look at without the visceral sadness.
We seem to be loaded with 10th anniversary of 9/11/01 items this week. I think I agree with this post by Linda Holmes, over at NPR’s Monkey See blog, regarding how much we can digest of the tributes and so forth as they appear on television. I’m not sure how much I want to be inundated by images of that day, and how visceral it can still feel. I especially agree with Holmes’ closing statement from her post:
Think carefully about what you want to watch. Think carefully about immersion experiences, especially. They are potent, and depending on how suggestible you are, you may find that you are more transported than you intended.
I did find this photographic review of the week before 9/11/01 over at the Atlantic’s website to be a very interesting photo tribute.
A lot of food for thought this week.