Cant even imagine the reality of this. You depict a stark vision, the structure is sturdy, like towers, which I think is a great spine for this subject. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on that day, yet for those who experienced it close up I feel there is no comparison to how time must have stood still and went eerily silent. The total loss and reality of such destruction, death on such a massive scale, how can that make us feel alive in comparison but rather it seems to me that the hauntingly devastating effects would be enough to question ones own existence.
and my heart was surely with you guys last week...and my thoughts still are...haven't been there in a long time...but was born there, and spent my formative first nine years in south Bronx...and my cousin and aunt live in Jersey..mike told me that where he works in Nutley looked like a war zone.
glad you are safe, and could write this...
it is a much needed write for those who went through it.