Seventeen years ago today, I was working across the street from the World Trade Center in what was then called the World Financial Center. Here’s what I’ve written about 9/11 since I started this blog, from the oldest post to the most recent.
- 2007: September 11 Is Here Again.
- 2008: Laughing While Crying, The Prodigal Bumpe Returns, and 9/14/01
- 2009: Three Old Posts and a Little Story
- 2010: Thoughts on 9/11: The Devil Is in the Details
- 2011: “I Thought Everybody Else Was Lost,” 10 Years Later: “Essential Acts of Witness,” and 10 Years Later: The Weak Horse.
- 2012: Links to my previous posts, and a photo.
- 2013: The same links to previous posts and the photo shared in 2012.
- 2014: September 11: The Thirteenth Anniversary
- 2015: Fourteen Years, and Marcy Borders
- 2016: 15 Years After 9/11: The Story of Rick Rescorla
- 2017: “We Go Higher”
It’s supposed to be cloudy with some showers in New York today, which I welcome. A particular hue of cloudless blue sky, combined with exactly the right temperature, tends to remind me of the smell of smoke — so strong that you could taste it — that hung in the air for weeks after the towers collapsed. On the most beautiful days, I’ll suddenly feel like I have a mouth full of ashes. Let it rain.