Is everyone okay??
Posted 14 September 2001 - 08:15 AM
Posted 14 September 2001 - 08:55 AM
PNB's conductor, Stewart Kershaw, is trying to get to California to conduct ABT's GISELLE. ABT's conductor is still in New York.
Best wishes to everyone.
Posted 14 September 2001 - 10:00 AM
Wish us luck. If you have contacts to another NYC venue that might host a displaced company next weekend, please let us know. (If you need to speak to me NOW about that, phone me at 212 780-3413 - I'll check messages regularly.)
Posted 14 September 2001 - 10:48 AM
And 2 minutes later, I've just heard that they're not coming.
[ 09-14-2001: Message edited by: Jane Simpson ]
Posted 14 September 2001 - 04:06 PM
Posted 14 September 2001 - 05:24 PM
Posted 14 September 2001 - 06:26 PM
The first day there was no transportation, and on the second only minimal transportation, so I couldn't get very far from my home in northern Manhattan. I rang two hospitals - ones I could walk to - volunteer, but these hospitals are so far uptown that they weren't getting any of the victims.
I discovered that neither my husband nor I can donate blood, because they won't accept blood from anyone who has lived for 6 months or longer in Britain between 1980 and 1996 (because of mad cow disease). Too bad: my husband is Type O-.
So I stayed at home and watched TV and finally couldn't take it any more and yesterday went to the Jersey Shore with some friends. It was a beautiful, golden day. On the way over the GW Bridge I had my first glimpse of the hole in the skyline - a hole filled with smoke. As you drive south in New Jersey you get a good view of the skyline, and yesterday it was a sad view. Once at the shore, we spoke to several locals who had come to enjoy the fine weather. Upon finding out that we were "escapees" from Manhattan, they offered condolences. It felt very strange. On the way back we again traversed the GW Bridge - this time in the dark. Usually that is one of the most magnificent views of Manhattan. The highway lights look like a necklace around the west side of Manhattan. Last night, the "toe" of Manhattan (I have always thought Manhattan vaguely resembles a foot on pointe) was dark, as there is no power down there at all. The Empire State Building, usually lit either pure white or in seasonal colors, was also dark.
Tonight, in my local park, we held a candlelight vigil. People spoke of their experiences and thoughts concerning what has happened, and we sang songs - very softly. Everyone brought a candle, and most people left them around the park flagpole or around the central green, now surrounded by a fence (because of new turfing). The fence looked as though it was wearing a crown of candles. There were two make-shift memorials to the WTC: a poster showing the buildings and some writings, poems, etc. in several languages. They plan to repeat the vigil every night for a while - to help each other get through this awful experience and to pray for peace.
[ 09-14-2001: Message edited by: felursus ]
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