Friday, September 11, 2009

The Crying Giant

I'm thinking about today and how sad it was for our country a mere 8 years ago. We mourned. We grieved. Our hearts ached for our fellow Americans who lost friends, family, and the normal way of living life. As I was out and about today I came across this guy. He made me stop and think. He made me sit down and remember. He made my heart ache all over again.

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Such sadness and emotion from a simple structure of metal. There he sits with the sun beating down on his head on this beautiful day and he is weeping. I can't help but think that this is what America had become after 9-11 - a crying giant - sitting strong as metal, but emotionally tender and sad.

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I'm thankful for artwork that can evoke these emotions. And, I'm thankful for this day - a mere 8 years after.

1 comment:

Twix said...

Excellent post! Very well written...brought tears to my eyes. Call me sometime this weekend if you would like.