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From Ground Hero 9/11/10 Warren Zevon's "Keep Me In Your Heart"
This beautiful song, "Keep Me In Your Heart" was written by Warren Zevon as he was saying goodbye to us.
Making this performance, doubly sad....sung by the Young People's Choir of NY came at the end of the reading of the names today, September 11, 2010
"In all true art, there is no expiration date. Words and music born out of the artists pain, become an immortal and timeless Anthem for the reader. The great gift and healing of art is this harmonic connection with our collective grief, words WE would have written if we could summon them. The perfect words. This is the healing of art. As if to say, “You are not alone. I have gone before you and I have felt your pain and I have survived.” This is the legacy between the lines. Hope."
I was a volunteer that first week after September 11, at Chelsea Piers Resource Center and the saddest part were the flyers and the thousands of family members who would come with pictures of their loved ones, they were on lamp posts, mailboxes, covered windows of the stores, on fences, all frozen in happier times...
The reading of the names is always the most heart-wrenching tribute for me, especially when you see one you know.
So, every year, I watch the entire reading of the names, it's about 3 hours long and it reminds me of our humanity and that we are all connected and in our sadness we go on.
8:46am September 11, 2002
by Sandi Bachom
The names, written on the wind
Escaping from sober lips to dance in the cerulean cauldron,
.... “Arcangel Vazquez”
Each, some mother’s tender babe,
Tethered to our hearts, a gossamer thread
Vanishing on the horizon like a child’s balloon
God is here at the Gates of Heaven and Hell, rumbling in the microphones,
Melancholy echo of those tumbling towers, as if to say........
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.”
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