Wednesday, September 10, 2008


9-11 Where were you when ... I happen to be standing directly in front of the TV just after it flashed up on the Tube. The announcer was going on and on about how could a jet crash into the Tower. As a pilot myself I knew what had happened as soon as I saw the picture. Then the second plane. I stood there frozen. The image of the planes hitting the towers and what it meant hit me as it did many others. The very next day I sat down and drew this pencil drawing. It helped me work through what had just happened.


Claudia East said...

I remember you calling your drawing "Ghost Towers" ~ it seems quite appropriate. Timely post.

Anonymous said...

I think we all remember that day, what we were doing, and the events that followed. You were lucky you were able to work through it with such talent and expression. Trying to explain it to a classroom of first graders, who kept seeing it on the TV over and over, needed to understand that it was not a different event each time. They also did some beautiful sketches in their journals. Your sensitivity comes through loud and clear in your drawing. Kathy

Tamsin Silver said...


Hi! My name is Tamsin Silver and I am a fiction writer here in NYC. I'm participating in the Fiction Project this year with the Brooklyn Library and as a section of my story deals with 9/11 I'd be honored if you'd allow me to print a copy of this amazing drawing to put into the story. You would get full credit AND I would be very happy to list your blog address as well so people who read the story, as it goes from library to library in the USA, can look at your work.

Please let me know ASAP as I need to mail it this next week.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely, Tamsin L. Silver