View of the good, the bad, and the in-between from Pattaya and beyond
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Out My Window
Last night I saw the above photo posted on FB by John Argento, the owner of the Surf Bar in Jersey City. I looked out my window and saw the twin columns of light marking the approaching commemoration of 9/11. I called a friend on the phone. Eleven years ago he and I along with several other friends had watched the collapse from his roof. Billy answered the phone and I stopped speaking for a second, then started crying.
"Pete, are you okay?" He thought
"Yeah." I answered after a few seconds. It was a lie. "I'm looking at the twin lights over Manhattan and thought about you."
"It's eleven years."
"Not to me." I can smell the smoke to this day.
"Me neither. Are you okay?"
"Yeah, I guess so."
"You take care, brother."
"I will." And we will never forget.