The wrong memorial
: So they selected the World Trade Center memorial.
I’m terribly upset.
It is Reflecting Absence, the bathroom-floor design: pools lined in cold tile meant to display emptiness where the towers and their lives stood, all dripping with tears, the names of the lost engraved in haphazard order because that’s the way they were taken.
I want to scream.
Here is what I said about it when I saw the model. It has only settled worse on my soul since.
This is not how we should remember and learn and honor and teach and fight and defy and grow and heal.
We are rushing into this and we will regret it.
: UPDATE: Michele is equally unhappy about the choice. We’ve exchanged email about it for we’re both upset.