This stunning short film called New Beginnings just took my breath away. It’s by the New York City Ballet and it took place at sunrise on the 57th floor of WTC4.
When I visited New York City for the very first time, my older brother worked at the World Trade Center. I remember him telling me that if you ever get lost, just look for the Trade Centers. He took me with him to work one morning, just because he said I had to see the rush of people in suits pouring into the buildings. I had the best bagel and cream cheese of my life in the concourse underneath the towers. And I was amazed at his stories of the speed elevators that took him to the 100th+ floor of the Trade Tower in minutes. He later bought an apartment in Brooklyn – across the water from the Trade Towers. The apartment was on the top floor and came with an additional high loft surrounded by windows. He had a telescope in there that was so good you could see what kind of soda someone was drinking at their desk in the Towers. My brother left Cantor Fitzgerald not too long before 9/11 and was out of harm’s way. But his name was still on record at the building and they called my parents to make sure my brother was alive. Cantor Fitzgerald lost over 2/3 of their employees that day.
I am so grateful that life is full of so many new beginnings. So many. What have some of your new beginnings been?
(video via Swissmiss)
Here is a photo I took on 9/11 this year. I was with some dear women on the rooftop of my church in Brooklyn. I felt lucky to also see my former sister-in-law that day. We were in New York together on 9.11.01.