THREE THOUSAND SPIRITS
As the eleventh anniversary of September 11th approaches, chaos runs all around the sight. The museum is incomplete. The crowds are herded and manipulated into paying for the privilege to visit the sight, which technically is free, with a donation voluntarily.
Construction continues on the monstrous tower replacing the twin towers as the tallest building in the western hemisphere. The design has been changed and rearranged so often that it is not near the original rendering, and still not finalized at this writing.
All the while the security costs, the traffic, the inconvenience to local residents and businesses are paid no mind from the authorities using the sight for political and financial gain.
Yet there are the three thousand spirits still roaming, still waiting for respect, waiting for some service, some sacrifice, some acknowledgement. Spirits that are without voices, reflecting what they might have wished but couldn’t express. Is this the way to honor their deaths?
Three thousand spirits are roaming nervously in a place that cannot heal. The security force numbers, the police and their guns, the barricades protecting a bull sculpture which was a gift to the city in the middle of the night, and the false need of security from terrorists is too disquieting to let healing happen.
The people who remained in the City, the people who first responded, and all those that ran to help have those spirits implanted in our lungs, tattooed in our hearts and minds, and reflected in our actions.
To these people, September 11, 2001 is still happening, and to the spirits that are continuously haunting the World Trade Center sight, I can only wish and pray that they will be properly respected in time.
The World Trade Center fiasco continues to the detriment of the whole planet.
Source = above image is the future site renderings……never gonna happen!! Below image is the current site.