september 11: part 3
September 11 revisted: part 3 in a series
My father received this cross as a gift from another fireman. It was handmade by that person, carved from the steel that remained of the World Trade Center.
I hate touching it, yet I can't help but to touch it.
As I wrote on April 3: I ran my fingers across the discolored metal. It was rough and heavy and parts of it flaked beneath my fingers. My mind could not reconcile that piece of worn steel with the towers that used to be part of the New York skyline.