I used to live in New York City and spent a lot of time down at the World Trade Center. My ex-husband and I used to take regular evening walks there. I often ate a picnic lunch in the plaza by the fountain. And I remember standing at the very base of one of the towers looking straight up that very tall, very straight wall. I also remember one very down day when I took the elevator to the top observation tower and watched the planes take off from JFK airport wishing I were on one of them.
The NYC skyline will never be quite right for me without them. But how much worse the lives of those who lost loved ones there and their lives will never be quite right without them.
So it is a day to remember... for many reasons.
I took these flag-pattern small paper plates and cut one flat edge for a spine. I cut the cover plate down so that it nestled in the bottom plate and added the pre-9/ll skyline silhouette to it. Then I cut red, white and blue pages and nested them into six signatures. Hand bound the whole book together with a single-needle coptic stitch. I like the way the book lies in the bottom plate.