Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Remembering the Past

The picture below was taken in front of Buckman Tavern which is closely associated with the skirmish in Lexington on April 19, 1775.  It was taken on Saturday, September 10, when many flags were placed on the lawn to commemorate Sep 11. The woman from the Tavern came out just long enough to be in the shot.

Remembering the pasts: recent and distant

Recent events are still very clear in our collective memory. Distant ones are becoming blurry.  Many things have taken place in the space between the flag and the door of the tavern.  Some glorious, some tragic. To name a few:

Sea of Tranquility
Saigon '75
Dallas '63
Kitty Hawk
Philladelphia '76

What we peer into the past the woman from the Tavern struggles to imagine.