Piere Chalory and the Twin Towers #911 #NYC #art

Today marks the 13th year anniversary of 9/11. Can we forget the horrific footage of planes banking into their final approach as they attacked the Twin Towers in New York City? Can survivors ever forget the confusion and fear as they felt the impact and the buildings shook. How difficult was it to find an avenue of escape when the air was poisonous and thick?

 I have close friends who are survivors and they relive the maze of the Pentagon  over and over. They ask “WHY?” Why was I away from my desk? Why was it my co-worker rather than me?”  We should never forget this day. It was a day that terror took to the skies and waged war.

 

 

twin towers with copy right

597321_3593 photo of twin

 

 

I am honored to feature the work of French artist Piere Chalory. The above painting was painted in August 1998. If you look at the photograph of the fractured areas where the planes struck the twin towers, they are really too close for guess work. How did Chalory know? What vision did he see as he went about his normal routine of painting in the abstract world of science fiction? I’m not sure he knows but his work ( a total of 6 paintings) is an indicator of the inevitably of that day.

 

Titanic in NYC copyrighted

 

Please check out the link of Chalory’s 9/11 related work Here.

Tomorrow, I will be sharing more of Chalory’s art. I hope you come back to enjoy his inspirational work.

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The painting of the statue of liberty carries a message. I would love to encourage you to write something poetry, prose, reflection or haiku in honor of this day. Please link back to this post so I and  others will enjoy your tribute.

Pick up a piece #911 #terrorism #tribute #memories

I stand with a lapel pin in my hand

it had stood proudly on a life swept away

A bar of medals lay on the ground

how many heroic deeds did you do?

“mama mama mama”

I heard the echo of a grease covered doll

“I missed my flight “

I heard through misty eyes

“Our copier broke down  so I went to another cell”

“We should have been there with the dead” they chorused hand in hand

“What can we do for those who died in our place?”

the survivor’s guilt gnaws raw as each 911 looms

pick up a piece of 911 people

rally around the cause of freedom

look forward

do not let this happen to innocence again

photographs from stock photography and  from http://highwindsroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/sometimes.html

This is just one piece written in tribute for 911 http://fragmentsof911.wordpress.com/

A Nightmare #911 #poem

Awakened in the mourn

Memory from Hell

Remembered too well

How could it be?

surrreal they fly

Flames from planes

Screams in the smoke

Extinguished too soon

Shake the dead

Ghosts of years

Resigned to memorials

Personal tears

Where our fears

This fateful day

Place them on hope

Chase sorrows away

An excellent series of photos chronicling 911 events http://www.september11news.com/AttackImages.htm

Tribute for 9/11 by Moondustwriter

Candles were lit

life was vibrant

breathing and exhaling

giving, seeking

loving

***

What a gift

each passing day

to hold, caress

learn, teach

experience goodness

***

A Vulture

clouded the sky

darkness filled the realm

a choking smoke rose

extinguishing light

***

We heard your cries

saw your lives come

crashing down

into a heap

of rubble

***

many of those candles

never to reflect

never feel  arms

wrapping them

in warmth

***

We will never forget

the brilliance

that shone

from your

lives

***

we will never

forget

the sacrifice

of  9/11

Our hearts go out to those whose candles were extinguished on that fateful day.

May we never forget those lives, those loves.

Thanks for the Shot of the Candles

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Thanks for the Twin Tower Shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/3951918924/

Extinguished Candle #911

Candles were lit

life was vibrant

breathing and exhaling

giving, seeking

loving

***

What a gift

each passing day

to hold, caress

learn, teach

experience goodness

***

A Vulture

clouded the sky

darkness filled the realm

a choking smoke rose

extinguishing light

***

We heard your cries

saw your lives come

crashing down

into a heap

of rubble

***

many of those candles

never to reflect

never feel  arms

wrapping them

in warmth

***

We will never forget

the brilliance

that shone

from your

lives

***

we will never

forget

the sacrifice

of  9/11

Our hearts go out to those whose candles were extinguished on that fateful day.

May we never forget those lives, those loves.

Thanks for the Shot of the Candles

*http://www.flickr.com/photos/decadence/565924507/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Thanks for the Twin Tower Shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/blatantnews/3951918924/