Thursday, May 30, 2002

........ well, I guess it wasn't exactly live (the NY Times cam) but a few seconds delay. Difficult to articulate how it felt watching the ceremony, fairly obvious feelings........... but I must say, the flat-bed truck with the "last beam" really got to me. The sound of that truck forced into mind the memory from last fall of seeing trucks late at night on Canal St with huge gnarled steel beams; the grim police and guards lining up the streets, the sound of these trucks pounding thru lower Manhattan potholes, and the horrible thoughts that you just can't let in, that the symbolism of the distorted, twisted metal was awful enough.