As the rest of the world looks back in memory this weekend, I think back to the many hours preparing memorials over the last decade. The many hours sifting thru footage, having to walk away because I could not take in any more, and sitting in the edit suite with my face in my hands as tears stained your face.
By the time my 9-11 memorial video played and hundreds were wiping tears from their face, I was numb to the effect of the imagery and the sounds. My heart beating fast, I glanced around the darkened room and saw the light from the video screens reflect in the glistening tears on peoples faces. Each processing the moment for themselves.
Years had passed and, unfortunately, a numbness had set in to the disturbing footage. So for the 5th anniversary, I told a story of hope.
This is that video.