Aerial view of the Empire State Building (Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, 1931), in May, 1931. Photo: Unknown. Source: Ric Burns, James Sanders, Lisa Ades, “New York, an Illustrated History”. (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).
This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. Toni Morrison (Courtesy Alfred A. Knopf)