A generation haunted by the ashes of fallen friends, parents, and heroes. Now most of us in our 30's, raising families of our own and climbing career ladders, commemorate a day, a turning point in our lives on which we turn to hope.
The project I began 10 years ago today, became an abstract replica and solemn symbol of the tragedy of 9/11. The lives of this generation however are a much larger tribute to what we have overcome. Each season of life is marked by its autumn, followed by its cold harsh winter. Now our generation has reached its spring. We are marked by our tenacity and a spirit of hope. Our lives now marked by war, distrust and an economic downfall,we have become a movement of people driven to overcome and engage in a world to bring forth a monumental force to build tomorrow. Our tomorrow has arrived. We have risen from the ashes and will pave the way for new things to come because we have been to the edge and looked down into the fire and said, "Not today...no more!"
|Artist rendering of Ground Zero with new memorial pools and future building constructions.|
What are you doing today? Where are you going from here?