September 10, 2006
September 10 in Torino
In a matter of hours, it will be September 11, 2006. Five years have passed. The memories become less immediate, but they never go away. I remember. We remember.
At 1030 am tomorrow, I will take off from Milan Milapensa Airport to Newark. The 9/11 flight date is not a coincidence. I flew that day in 2001, from JFK to Providence, only to hear of the attack upon my arrival. I flew from Heathrow to JFK on 9/11/2002, to make my little statement. Tomorrow, I will fly Milan-Newark with my memories, and I will be wearing the same t-shirt with a small American flag on it that I wore in 2002.
Upon arriving in Newark, I will take the train back to NYC, switching to the PATH subway that will have me pass through the World Trade Center station. I remember.
Spent a day walking around the lovely city of Torino today. The streets are surprisingly empty today--I guess the locals stay with family on a Sunday. Many stores were closed.
The streets are mostly of large stone blocks, like NY s cobblestones, only smoother and much larger. You feel the hardness of them through your shoes.
People here beautiful and kind. Weather cool, perfect.
I walked up to the Cinema Museum. It is in a very tall structure north of here. There are lots of exhibits on Torino s film history, many little theaters. ( Can t make apostrophe mark as I can t figure out this Italian keyboard )
Tonight, a nice with wine. Tomorrow, early wakeup call, then off to Malpensa. See you in New York.