||[Sep. 13th, 2006|11:16 am]
(I'm re-learning good entry writing, so please bear with me.)
Yesterday was fun/neccessary. I've really been missing my time with Ari.
We went to the World Trade Center (or rather, the space where it had been). That was...important. It's the only word I can think of to describe it. I understand it better after that. All the memorial things around it helped it to sink in. Though it was also very strange because all these New Yorkers were going about their lives, walking past the site nonstop...life goes on, I guess. The same way it does when a fire wipes out a whole forest, yet only a few years later everything's thriving once again in a completely different way. We still have that bit of resilience left, like everything else.
I was expecting to feel a lot more bad "vibes" than I did. I get a weird buzzing feeling of activity in my head when I'm somewhere with a lot of psychic imprints like old buildings or places where lots of emotion has sunk in...I'm sensitive to that stuff, just like spirits.
But there was nothing at Ground Zero. It was the strangest thing. The only place I felt it was in the station underneath the towers. Everyone was successfully evacuated from that station before the big WTC beams fell through its ceiling, thankfully. We walked through it to get our train back. It gave the buzzing feeling, and gave me a bunch of weird emotions I won't even try to express. Ari later told me that it's the only "original" place we'd visited...everywhere else had to be rebuilt. I wonder if that's why?
We stayed for a little bit and then went back to NJ for dinner...then for some much-needed alone time at the Hilton (finally!). It was very nice to be able to get away with him, and I am glad I saw Ground Zero. It was...a sight. I'll leave it at that.