Sunday, September 11, 2011

NYC . . . We Will Never Forget

NYC skyline as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge

We finally had a cool morning here in NY today and I headed down to the walk trail. My favorite season is just around the corner. I am still crying over my pup and felt the pain as my feet touched the path. I hadn't been down there in a few weeks. I missed having him trot beside me. As I listened to the first crunch of a leaf under my shoe I thought about how no matter what happens in our lives somehow life moves on with or without us.

Every year on this day I think about that moment, the one none of us will ever forget. I am a NY'er and live less than an hour from the city. That morning I was laying on the couch in pain, feeling sorry for myself that I had just had cancer surgery. As I watched the horror unfold on television I felt stupid for feeling such self pity. I realized how grateful I was for my own life. I remember feeling scared as we waited to hear from my brother who was only 40 blocks from the scene. Then I felt such relief knowing he was ok. Loved ones were all that mattered. Having just suffered the loss of my pup and on days like today I am reminded of how precious life is.

I captured this shot of the skyline a couple of years ago when my husband and I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time. Although the skyline will never be the same what is left is a reminder of the resiliency of NYC and all who survived. . .


  1. Hi Cathy,so sorry to hear about your pug.I didnt know he passed on.Such a horrible thing cancer is.Im also a cancer survivor.

    New York what can we all say,but God Bless America!

    Have a lovely new week!

  2. Beautifully said, dear Cathy! And I am hearing a little hope and strength back in your "voice" and I am glad!! Sending blessings and hugs and love!! Silke

  3. sorry to hear about your dog. You sound like such a strong person and are so inspiring!! Just to let you know...I'm sending you a big hug!!

  4. You are so right Cathy... life goes on around us and often we find others who's pain and suffering is so much greater than our own, but it's ok to feel upset about your own pain. You are a very strong person, and Bosco will always be walking along that path with you in your heart. Sending you hugs.

    Ro xx