"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. There are other forces in this world Frodo, besides the one of evil.” Toiken, Lord of the Rings
I remember 9/11 happening on a beautiful day in #Manhattan during #NYFW. I remember an Asian businessman, impeccably dressed in a dark gray suit, sobbing uncontrollably and staggering on the street. I remember the thousands of photos of missing family members posted on the stop lights and walls of buildings, everywhere I went. I remember the feeling of being in a mass funeral, and being grasped by grief, everywhere I went. But I also remember a kindness and humanity in NY that I’d never seen on such a mass scale.