It’s been 15 years since 9/11. I’ve never been to New York, but there’s a little reminder of that fateful day right here in my home town of Dallas. I took this photo a couple of weeks ago at the George W. Bush presidential library. They were holding an exhibit for the photos of Mark Burns in celebration of the centennial of the National Parks Service. Good exhibit. It’s interesting how the beauty of nature can stand in stark contrast to the man-made destruction that dominates our lives. As I’d never been to a presidential library before, I took the opportunity to be a tourist in my own town. An interesting experience for the historically minded, to be sure.
Originally I thought I had a lot to say about it. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that memorials like this always seem inadequate somehow. So do any words I might offer. I’m still processing it on some levels. So with that, I offer this photo without further comment. Let it speak to you as it will.