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    Today is...

    (Edit, 2011: Today is actually Sept. 10th, but I think I'm going to spend tomorrow avoiding TVs, radios, and computers. Be good to each other, everybody.)

    September 11th, 2005.

    I painted this in December of 2001, but thought I'd post it today.



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    simple yet strong imagery
    nicely done Tristan

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    *Thread needs more attention*


    Thanks for sharing! It's a beautiful piece.

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    Wow, that is really symbolically gorgeous Tristan, a beautiful homage to those who died.

    I still remember back to that day, it was unbelievable, like out of a movie or something, seemed so surreal.

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    Beautiful!

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    Amazing painting, Elwell; messages with it on so many levels. it's still very wierd to me to think back to that day and realize 4 years have actually passed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo
    I still remember like it was yesterday watching on live television
    I was 17 years old back then, and thought it was a movie trailer!

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    Thanks for the bump Elwell, this is a very moving piece.

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    Powerful painting Elwell. Beautifully done.
    A sorry day indeed.

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    I was in eighth grade when that happened. I remember the priest coming over and giving us this long talk about not being afraid of the idea of a war. (It was a catholic montessori school... i went for the education, not the religion).
    I also remember thinking that it was all drama, because i didn't realize the importance of the event.

    Often there is no more than a little plaque to reveal that, against all gynecological probability, someone very famous was born halfway up a wall.
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    I work for the federal gov't and it's always commemorated here (obviously), there are three 5' tall posters that are covered with the names of the victims... but this is a superb commemoration that captures the essence of most peoples' feelings....

    I had just finished an early class (I was substituting in Miami) when I heard the radio...

    I know we must remember who fell, but let's not forget how or why - that's the only way to stop it from happening again.

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    what an incredible tragedy for all man kind

    Elwell the painting really captures the sense of loss

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    I agree with loomers words, exactly those words: simple but strong, and more expressive because of that simplicity.

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    id just found out my best friend was dating the girl id just broken up with.
    and then i saw this on TV, and it made my "hardships" feel so small and stupid. put alot of things in focus for me.

    beautiful painting Tristan. truly.

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    very poetic, beautiful piece tristan.
    thanks for sharing.

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    5 years.....it still feels like yesterday, even for non-americans.

    Beautiful work Tristan.

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    so many memories.....

    i remeber being 15 or 16 running inside the wtc for job interview... i remeber meeting my friend shanna for lunch...cause she worked close by.. i remeber seeing the cute little shops..the people... my favorite place was the tube..that connected the buildings (dont remeber which one)

    on the day, the towers fell.. i remeber i was at cw post eating breakfast with a friend.. like its no ordinary day... (I still remeber what i ate) my friends cell was going off saying 911.. She picked up her phone... and it was her mom..and she said..find a tv... we were in the student center.. there was a tv... up high in the corner. And for a moment time stopped we all staired at the tv.. 1st plain..hit.. im thinking to myself.. whos the person let them drivie the plane.. second plane hit (.......).
    Its funny...even though its 5 years after, calling up friends and loved ones finding out if there were okay. those who were supose to be there for work.. but just didnt go..

    then the next day.. the smell of the towers ..lingered over Long Island...it lasted for days... i still remeber it. like it was yesterday.

    i remeber 3 years later i was in japan 3 weeks before the aniversary they did a movie about it. Long story short.. i couldnt take it, had to walk out of the guest room in tears. the 4th year, I saw the site for the first time, accidently not realizing the path train still runs through there. Your underground for so long in the path train and then all of a sudden a burst of sunlight passes through the window.. you open your eyes and you realize where you are... i saw it..the big open space..you see the left over damage of the what used to be the buildings...
    all those people..all those who helped and dedicated the there time.. to the aftermath..
    its so surreal..there are no words to describe it....

    *sighs softly*
    time stood still.....
    but now, i think in remeberance, and pray and hope...
    its funny how time flies by so fast... and i wonder would we still feel as tender in 10..20..or even 30 plus years. when we think about the tragedy

    sorry for my ramble

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    nice work, tristan and thanks for sharing ... 5 years later those events still seem so unreal

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    yeah i aggree with Guggenm. this piece is realy nice
    thnx for sharing this Elwell

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    I remember that painting. Great imagery, strog message, tristan.
    I can't believe it's already been 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor
    I remember that painting. Great imagery, strog message, tristan.
    I can't believe it's already been 5 years.
    nothing more to say.

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    Takes a moment in silence. Thanks tristan..

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    very heartbreaking.

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    That's a wonderful piece, Tristan.

    I'm sort of emotionally torn right now because I feel both sad and angry at the same time. I feel very sad for those who had lost friends and/or family that day but I am sincerely irrate knowing it's been 5 years and we haven't caught that SOB Bin Laden.

    I still can't believe it's been five years now. It really does feel like it happened yesterday; the images on the TV screen, the looks I saw on my coworkers faces as we watched the first tower fall, everything is just so solidly burned into my mind. I remember that my parents were on vacation at that time, and they had no means of getting home and being worried for them. It was just so awful.

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    A sad day.
    Beautiful peice Tristan.

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    I still cant believe it happened, I mean what the hell are those terorists thinking ?! does killing thousands of innocent people make them feel good?! its mind boggling. Anyway god bless the people who died that day.

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    thanks Elwell,

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