The Brighter Writer


Ice Cream

I was inside these towers a few short days before it happened.

I sat and ate ice cream at the Ben and Jerry's on the first floor while marveling at the enormity of these steel giants.

Today I'll get my Ben and Jerry's, watch tributes on TV with tears in my eyes just as I do every September 11th anniversary.

I went back a few years ago to check out the progress.

Subways are being rebuilt.

Offices are being refaced.

Walls are being put back up.

But around the world, we all still hurt.

Even the ones that only sort of understand.