Sunday, January 29, 2006

Oklahoma City National Memorial, Part 3: The Fence



This is the last in the series of photos that I took at the Oklahoma City National Memorial two weeks ago. This event affected so many people in so many ways. I hope through these pictures I was able to convey some of those feelings.

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2 astute observations :

  1. Marpla-Barcelonauta said...

    makes me remember the memorial we have in bs as for the victims of last year´s fire.

    It´s interesting how people always have to commemorate their loved ones in this way

  2. richmanwisco said...

    It's complicated to be sure, but I think a main reason is this, and that is that when someone is lost in that way, it is unexpected, it is quick, and it is final. Whether it's a car crash, or fire, or bombing, a relative or loved one who you wished a good day just hours ago is now irrevocably lost. In a way, people leave commemorences in an attempt to somehow make that last connection. Perhaps in a way there is guilt because they weren't there. All that and much more, I'm sure.