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Journeys of the Questress - WTC
Rebirth and Resurrection
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The Way it Was - 1
The Way it Was - 2
Sept 19 - When Tomorrow Never Comes
Sept 27 - Oral Interpretation
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 1
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 2
Oct 5 - A Mile of Tears - Part 3
Oct 11 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Oct 28 - Each Day I Search the Rubble
Nov 12 - When Spires Fall
Nov 19 - 911 The Rape of America
Dec 14 - Just A Thought
Dec 18 - A Sense of Place
Feb 2 - Final Pass to the End Zone
March 3 - Sitting on the Edge
March 14- Do You Still Remember
March 20 - Virtual Walk-Through
March 25 - When Will It End - Part 1
March 25 - When Will It End - Part 2
April 1 - Towers of Light
May 14 - View From Above
May 30 - Tunnel At the End of the Light
May 31 - Seventeen Hundred
Aug 9 - From the Margins Erased
Aug 30 - The Train Doesn't Stop There Anymore
Sept 9 - Ceremonies of Light and Dark
Sept 10 - Just An Anniversary
Sept 12 - September Holds Great Promise
Literary Reflections
Rebirth and Resurrection
The Winter Garden Springs To Life
The Winter Garden Springs To Life - con't
Underpass to the Past
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Under Hallowed Ground
Borders
Yahrzeit
What Will Fill the Void?
I Submit a Design
Footprints in the Dust
My Memorial Design Submission
My Memorial Design - Drawings
New Path Train Station
Path Station Tour
May We Never Forget
That Which Surives
War Without End
4th Anniversary
Footprints in the Dust
Void
I Miss 9/11
Time Comes Between Us
A Thousand Cranes
Fear Factor
Love Letters On The Wall
Empty Chairs
Sitting on the Edge of Forever
Walking the Perimeter of Emptiness
A Counting of Days
For Friends Absent But Not Forgotten
Stigmata
The Memory Keeper's Promise
Unbreak My Heart
Standing On The Edge Of Forever
Both Sides Now
A Memory In Time
The Gravity of Loss
The Survivors Rise Up
Flowers Will Bloom
The Fire Within Us
The Sentinel
Stronger Than The Storm
Between the Candle and the Stars
Ghosts
A Journey Through Remembrance
Canticle of Remembrance
Beyond the Crucible of Chaos
Journey Through Remembrance project
What See We Now
Forever In Our Hearts
Keeping the Flame Alive
The Rebuilding of Ground Zero continues
Does Anyone Care Anymore?
Where Is Our Story Teller of Pain
At Memory's Edge
Dust Thou Art and to Dust Thou Shalt Return
7x7x70
Heroes Never Die
The Flame Inside Our Hearts
The Year of the Heroes of 9/11

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The minutes and the hours tick us away from the year from Hell. With each day we now travel farther away from the pain and sorrow. Never to be forgotten, but less dwelled upon, this year will move us out of the terror and loss and into something new. What will it bring? No one can tell. However, signs that a new form of things is taking shape are appearing. Like the first budding of the crocuses in Springtime, these small changes are positive blooms upon the bare earth. The 1/9 train is once again running through to the tip of Manhattan, the Cortland St station of the N line has reopened, the Winter Garden has been repaired and looks as good as it did prior to 9/11, the World Financial Center is open for business with its floors of offices and multitude of shops (albeit fewer in number), the South Bridge is reconstructed, Ground Zero has a new fence with numerous plaques telling the history of the WTC along with the listing of those who perished, and St.Paul’s has reopened to the public no longer being needed as a haven for rescue and recovery workers. Lastly, construction has started on the new Path train station.

The media has ended its barrage of collapsing tower images. Mostly these days we hear about what is being planned for the reconstruction of the site. There is still controversy, there are still investigations into why the Towers fell, and people from all over still come to see the place where history was made over a year ago. A few people still cry. Those whose loved ones are still missing, still feel pain in their hearts. All these things will combine to create a new world, a new place where once the WTC stood.

Instead of ending my WTC Journal, I have decided to continue to write about what is happening in this second year. To report on the small notes of joy that have arisen out of the cries of anguish. This chapter will now be titled “Rebirth and Resurrection”. And so we move on.

Rebirth and Resurrection

We had our Good Friday.
The cross still stands on that lonely hill.
He rose on Easter Sunday.
From the rubble new hope is rising.

We move on.
Cycled through a year of grief
We become anew.
Finding solace in knowing life goes on.

We took a journey
Through terror and loss.
We cried many tears
Awoke to nightmares and pain.

Now we must look
At what springs forth
From the parched earth 
Ground Zero is not the same.

It is now a time
Of rebirth and resurrection.
Hear the subway rattle
Once again deep beneath the earth.

The workers scurry
Over Hallowed Ground building
A new concourse
For trains to carry humanity here.

Music resounds within
The Winter Garden, a place
Once beautiful then broken.
Glass and palm trees now as before.

If you need to remember
That horrid September day.
Walk to the top of the Winter Garden
Look out of the bank of windows.

Nothing will be the same.
That is the story of earth, humanity.
But birth follows death
Just as Spring follows the Winter's cold.

                          c2002 Leona M Seufert