The video is a scan of photographs of more than 2,500 out of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that fateful day in September 2001. Most were in the WTC and were either at impact area or above at the time of the strikes. Around 200 people either jumped out of the windows or were blown out and fell to their deaths hundreds of metres below.
All of these people loved their lives, none were expecting to die that day, and certainly not in such a manner. In commemoration of their sad fate I have put together this video so we can all spend 10 minutes thinking about them – and all the innocent victims who have died in the aftermath – and wishing them well in their new lives. Please do the meditation as you watch.
The photographs are part of an exhibit in the prosecution case against Zacarias Moussaoui, posted here.
Music is the Chant of Metta by Sister Imee Ooi who retains the copyright on the work. Her website is maintained here and the music can be ordered online.
Thought for the Day:
in this one hour 3,000 people died
but in every hour of every day
there are more than 6,000 deaths
you do not know their faces –
and they would not know yours
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