Oh, Jacob, it is so terrible.....
we are ok!!!
But the air is now filled with smoke of burning
plastic and rubber and
We saw the huge fires that consumed both buildings,
and then we watched
those towers fall. You can imagine what a view we had
of it, and we stood
there, watching in horror. I have it on video here.
They are gone, Jacob!
gone! along with thousands of people.
Everywhere, people are on roofs, yelling and crying as
more and more of
the towers get destroyed. We are in absolute shock. We
do not have clear
water, the supermarket is swamped by people buying
water and provisions,
cell phones do not work, the lines for public
telephones are blocks long,
and sirens are wailing non stop since days. There are
a rumors of a gas
leaks. Unless you have cable, all tv channels are
It is a real shock.
And yet, it is so deceptively beautiful here, full
sun! The first day,
thick plumes of smoke blew into Brooklyn, and people
there said trees and
cars were covered with grey soot. It was just gorgeous
where we are. But
yesterday, the winds changed, and now all of our views
are cloudy and the
smell is everywhere, even into far queens. The uptown
views are hazed. I
smell this, and think, there is no way anyone trapped
survive...but they are trying. we hear horror stories
stories. It's so awful...