A “Teardrop” shed in Remembrance of – 9/11 – A Gift from Russia

Life in Russia


Tear of Grief

This morning while scrolling through picture after picture on Facebook, I contemplated, where was I on that fateful day.

On Sept. 9th, 2001 I remember stepping out of my apartment to an eerie quietness, there wasn’t a plane in the sky nor a bird chirping. It was completely silent!

A neighbor stuck her head out of her door, Did you hear what happened, as I was getting ready to open the door to my car.

My reply, no what’s going on (in my mind I knew something terrible happened).

She invited me into her apartment, she had her TV on with a commentator talking about what had just taken place at the twin towers. Her and I stood there with tears in our eyes struggling to understand what had happened.

America had just been attacked. The world would never be the same!


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Years have passed…

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About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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10 Responses to A “Teardrop” shed in Remembrance of – 9/11 – A Gift from Russia

  1. I am stunned. I did not know about this memorial. I even check it out to be sure it wasn’t a hoax. Shame on us for not recognizing this reach of friendship.

  2. stutleytales says:

    Such a missed opportunity by the US – a public acceptance would have shown a united stand against terrorism. Stunned by the what-could-have-been’s … so sad.

  3. Amazing, Bruce, and what a moving and wonderful piece of sculpture… how tragic that political ill-will has obscured the generosity behind it…

  4. ShimonZ says:

    Glad that you spread this further.

  5. archecotech says:

    Bruce, thanks for reblogging this. I found it quite on accident and realized how important it was to the American people. Cheers.

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