Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A remarkable addendum to 9/11/2001

I have been saying for years that the thing television does best is show human joy and, conversely, human agony. Recently a newspaper also managed to do this.

The Stamford Advocate, a newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut, has published an article and a photograph of a piece of paper that bring the unimaginable horrors of 9/11/2001 down to a personal level. Read the article here, all three pages of it.

Then multiply this story by nearly 3,000 variations on the same theme and it becomes truly mind-boggling.


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  2. Incredible that something so flimsy should survive when 3,000 people didn't. Was it a good thing to let his family know the truth?

  3. I read it all. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing Bob.