Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Once more with feeling...

Varnish Fine Art at 16 Jessie Street downtown SF

It's nearly ten years since September 11, 2001, and I've been thinking about it all day.  Each one of us was changed forever in some way by the tragic losses and the life-altering path of such a time in our lives.  We've seen the ability of people to bravely continue after a tragedy and to try living better lives.  Bold steps taken in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 account for the lot in life of a lot of folks, including me.  We are lucky if we can say that we've tried to bring something positive into the world out of so much suffering, because we at least have had that chance.

So many of us were reminded to live the lives we hoped for right now as a way to respect the value of life and to honor those who lost their lives.  The tragedy ten years ago sparked people to come together all over the country---even in New York---for a while at least.  

It was soon after 9/11 that Kerri and I decided that we'd live our dream, and after a lot planning and building we first opened Varnish Fine Art in 2003.  Today is our first day open at our new space at 16 Jessie Street, and we're very grateful to be here.  We're also very grateful for you.  Take care everybody!