Auguste and I and Gussie were living directly across the street from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. September 10, 2001 was the last night that we spent in our home of 13 years.
It was very difficult to comprehend what had happened and it was a challenge to deal with the day to day ramifications. Simple things like finding our mail, getting basic information, getting Gussie to school… all of these traditionally mundane kinds of things had become monumental tasks that required project management, strategy and planning.
It felt lonely at times as you got the sense that people were getting on with their lives and yet, you could not.
There were so many people who were there to offer support and those gestures of kindness made such a HUGE difference.
Today, Auguste and I and Gussie offer our thoughts and our prayers to those people who are suffering through Hurricane Katrina and it’s aftermath. Our hearts go out to you today.
We will not forget.
Today we remember you and what you are going through.