Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Voices at Grand Central Station

Untitled by Nieve44/Luz
Voices a photo by Nieve44/Luz on Flickr.
Heading uptown now just as the shifts are changing to Grand Central Station....and all these voices keep on asking me to take them to Grand Central Station. I want to stand beneath the clock just one more time...I guess you never really are all alone. I made my way to 42nd streeet, lit a cigarette and stared down at my feet and imagined all the ones who stood here waiting at Grand Central Station. The faces of the missing are all I see and tomorrow I'll be back there working on the pile ... and before my job is done there's one more trip I'm making to Grand Central Station.

lyrics by Mary Chapin Carpenter and based on a true story of a worker who worked through the piles of debris at Ground Zero and heard the voices asking him to take them to Grand Central Station. I felt such a pull to this place while in NYC last week. I had always wanted to see this place and finally got the chance to do so all the while the MCC song was playing in my head.

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