I wish I was at Ground Zero right now
I lived about 5 blocks from it for two years in college.
For two years, I saw people take pictures in front of it. Posing. Smiling! Unsure about how to address the place, and, in the process, appearing ignorant and out of touch. But what were the alternatives? Scowl? Pose for a picture with a forced sad face?
For so long, it felt like a empty pit as unfinished as the operations that were trying and find justice for the terrible crimes on innocent people that happened there.
Tonight, it feels like a place to move forward. It doesn’t feel like a place wallowing in the uncertainty of the present, it feels like something from from the past that is being fixed for the future.
I’m seeing people standing on light posts, spraying champagne on the onlookers.
What a good night for New York City.