santa cruz wharf

10 September 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday ~ Nine Eleven (14)

Usually on Friday I participate in Tisha’s photography meme, “Looking at the sky on Friday” by posting a photo I have taken.  This Friday…being 11 September, I am thinking of what it must have been like to look up at the sky as our nation, and our way of life, was under attack.  Or to be looking out of a window at the top of The World Trade Center, with the building burning up towards you.

If you have an hour or so, I suggest taking the time to watch this powerful film “The Falling Man” which documents the search for the identity of one of the victims of The World Trade Center attack.  Although it was not who they initially thought it was, the painful process eventually did bring closure for more than one family.  Several times I found myself reaching out to touch the screen while I watched it.

In the movie one of the researchers speaks of the reasons to look at these images…accept the witness of these images…and to discuss them.  The sister of the man who is believed to be the “Falling Man” speaks to not only finding out who he is…but who we are as well.

You can find the youtube link by clicking here.

9 comments:

Cathy said...

great post--sounds like a powerful movie to watch

Norm said...

love the place awesome, nice shot I like it, happy Friday to you..

Norm

Travis said...

I find myself gravitating toward this video when I can't get control of my emotions of that day. I've watched it many times.

I, Like The View said...

I'll return to this

we've been watching footage on tv this week - Mini-Teen wanted to understand what had happened

she learnt

I just cried

Amazing Gracie said...

I have never watched "Where the Red Fern Grows," or "Dancing With Wolves," because I know they'll make me cry. I will watch this tomorrow - I'll make myself - because they deserve all the respect I can give. I know I'll cry but it won't be the first or the last time I've wept over this...
Thank you, Katherine.
~~~Blessings~~~

Mel said...

(((((((( katherine ))))))))))

Another day.
I watched just the start and I just .......can't, yaknow.
Not today.

Another day....

Calico Crazy said...

Lovely skyline.

I remember so clearly, I was watching an E.R. rerun and then I wasn't it took a minute to process it. Then the first tower fell, my uncle and my cousin were both supposed to be there, my heart was pounding and I cried for hours, later I discovered that because of two unrelated accidents neither was there, I kept crying, I'm crying now remembering.

Calico Contemplations

Looking @ The Sky On Friday said...

Thank you for sharing this, Katherine. I watched...

Wow...

Linda said...

What on earth was Norm thinking when he left that comment above? Excuse me?

I've never seen this, I shall have to do so even though just watching the footage of the planes hitting the Towers tend to do me in no matter how many times I see it.