/  9  11   //    HERE  IS  NEW YORK    //       

photograph by James Wentzy 9-11-06

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The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon and Pennsylvania claimed far more than thousands of innocent lives. Some experts believe millions of Americans across the country may have been psychologically affected by the events as well.

"Post-traumatic stress disorder is a very complex syndrome that results from an individual's experience with major life trauma," Dr. David Tornberg, deputy assistant secretary of defense for clinical and program policy.  The events of Sept. 11 "have put things into perspective" concerning the psychological effects of horrific events on affected populations...."

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  MY NEIGHBORHOOD VIEWS    9. 11. 2001      West Broadway at Canal

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       view from Jersey City
       photo by S.Hemmerle

photo from International Space
Station at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11

  first evening sunset

west side hwy ~ next day

for the next five weeks

     photo by S.Hemmerle

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                                    view from Manhattan Bridge    Friday September 14th
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 HERE IS NEW YORK  by E. B. White  (1949)   excerpt
     "The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible.
         A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly
        end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges,  turn the
      underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions.  
    The intimation of mortality is part of New York now: in the sound of jets overhead,
      in the black headlines of the latest edition."

––and imagine all the parallels between post-traumatic stress, 
and shell shock, combat fatigue, and the Post Vietnam Syndrome   
with BURN-OUT from every-day living with HIV /AIDS in this world.    

 "Living with AIDS in this country is like living through a war that's happening only for those people in the trenches.
"Every time a shell explodes you look around to discover that you've lost more of your friends.  But nobody else notices, it isn't happening to them."

           _                                 VITO  RUSSO                     

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