Last November I made my first pilgrimage to the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site.  It was very early on a cool, wet morning and the mood was quiet and peaceful. 

This week I had occasion to return. It was none of those things.  

Kiddo has never seen NYC, and she asked to go to the memorial. I did my best to point out the names that I know and explain why they are important to me.  I know that her experience of 9/11 will be very different from mine, and I try to respect that. I hope she took away a valuable experience. 

I’m sure that most of the rest of the crowd had similar motives.  With that said, if you use a selfie stick at Ground Zero someone should club you with it. 

That is all.