Hi Crow ,
I rummaged through your port to review a piece of your writing as a reaction to your latest Note on the Newsfeed "Note: As The Crow Flies
...". You were a little disappointed about the uniformed and robot-like manner of some reviews. Although I recognized this happening to me sometimes I wasn't aware of the impact this could have on writers, especially on you as you made clear.
So, I review your editorial of the most horrific day in my life as a fervent news watcher not situated in the States, September 11, 2001. I was an eyewitness from 09.05 hrs that dreadful morning. I watched CNN 24/7 for endless weeks and have seen, probably not everything, but most footage and movies of 9/11.
Your piece is a beautiful and profound reminder of that historic event.
A few thing come to mind.
You write about New York in a unfavorable way. The city has no friendly personality and is described as a cold and callus metroplolis. Why is that? I haven't been to New York yet, although I visited your country twice but my impression as an outsider with a few friends who have been there is the oposite. New York is viewed as friendly, but ideosyncratic. Perhaps you could add a line or two with an exemple of why you think New York, before 9/11 was such a drag.
The second thing is that I tried to find on Youtube that bystander's footage interviewing people on the streets, but I could not find it right away. If you happen to know wich footage, you could add a link in reference. That would clarify your write a little bit.
Last remark is one typo: [...] see(n) by the entire world. You lost the "n".
All in all, it was very good to read your piece after so many years to the tragedy. There is a whole generation who didn't watch the terrible footage of that day. For them your piece is an important reminder of the rescilience of a city, of a nation, of a people.
Thank you for sharing.
(And no, I am not a robot )