Monday, September 25, 2006

Ground zero

"I was here for 5 days. We stayed in St. Paul's Chapel, over there. We were helping the rescue workers, supporting them, giving them food, and new boots. Cause the boots would melt from all the heat, you know? The pile of rubble was 12 stories high, and it was like matches all piled up, ready to ignite, or break. The fire under that pile burned for days and days. What I will never forget is the smell of it. I mean, it was really a stench! Cause there were corpses there, all that people that died, you know? It was really bad..."
- F., 70 e poucos anos, no seu primeiro regresso ao ground zero, cinco anos e uma semana depois de lá ter estado pela última vez

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