“Gary Paul Geidel (December 11, 1956 – September 11, 2001) was a New York City Fire Department firefighter killed during the September 11 attacks shortly before scheduled retirement. His brother Ralph Geidel, also a firefighter, helped in the 9/11 rescue effort as well and around 2014 died of complications attributed to toxins he inhaled at the scene.” Wikipedia
I did not know Gary personally, I did not know his family, I painted this for a friend’s mother who knew Gary’s mom very well.
My father’s cousin’s husband was in one of the towers – he didn’t work there – he’d been there only for an interview – on 9/11 his story changed to past tense
grabbed a line or two from one of my older pieces, added some newer art and thought about what transpires between pen, paper and brush
When I think of my children going into the world, I find myself championing humanity. I pray we never cease believing this: we are so much stronger than these acts of violence that steal innocent life and try to rip away our collective compassion for one another
well, this about ends my kiddie photo phase – it’s back to school 😘
I wish all children much educational success
I feel a photo kick coming on. Another school year beginning, here’s to raising intelligent, thoughtful and compassionate children.
eclipsing in my neck of the woods around 1:20 PM
don’t forget those all-important eclipse goggles 😎for safe viewing