9/11: From a Rooftop in Brooklyn

I just posted some of my 9/11 reflections in a blog post for Yahoo! Shine.

Initially I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about September 11th — some part of me feels like I’m not “allowed” to feel anything about the anniversary, because I didn’t personally know anyone who died that day.  I know people who narrowly avoided being in the towers that day (like my father, and a neighbor).  Despite not knowing any of the victims,  I lived in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan then,  so the whole thing hit extremely close to home.  I had nightmares about 9/11 for months.  Anyway, I felt strongly enough about the anniversary that I felt compelled to write, well, something.

Read it here.


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