I could not help but notice the marked difference this morning as I look toward the WTC, as I have done every morning. On September 11, 2001, the sky was blue, with few clouds and summery feel to that morning. I had just returned to East Broadway after dropping off my younger son at his high school, across the street from the WTC. As I looked toward the towers, the fury of evil unleased its fangs and claws.
This morning however, 17 years later, a thick misty cloud covered downtown Manhattan. The new Freedom Tower was obscured from view. It was hidden behind this light gray curtain that was draped in the sky. The difference today, is that the morning seemed to be saying that it is no longer necessary to look back focused at the work of evil, but to now forge forward filled with hope for a bright and promising future; that we should honor those families that lost so much on that horrible day and move ahead toward a better world. This morning was certainly a different experience. Something to ponder!