". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thirteen Years Ago

This year too, the closer this day came, the more skittery and anxious we became.

So many personal, national and international catastrophes since.  They are, mostly, connected, at the very least by the greed that makes for climate change.

NYC has changed enormously in these thirteen years, including its skyline.  

This is what I see now, to the south, every time I leave our apartment.

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