“Survivor” / Theme: Hero Shot
A little about this photo…
I don’t usually post an older photo of mine, but today I’m making an exception. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. I lived in New York City at the time of the attacks back in 2001 (I lived and worked in Queens at the time), so this day always brings back a flood of memories and emotions.
This photo is from a trip back in 2018. It shows One World Trade Center (otherwise known as the Freedom Tower). In front, on the right-hand side, is the Survivor Tree.
What is the Survivor Tree? It’s a pear tree that was there on the day of the attacks back in 2001. It was the one tree that survived. They took it and nursed it back to health, replanting it here in this location. What I love about this photo (and about the tree) is that it reminds me that there is hope in this world. Terrible things can happen and still, there is hope.