Message - Re: How did your WTC Memorial Turn Out?

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Posted by  Eric Gibbons on September 08, 2003 at 14:55:46:

In Reply to:  Re: How did your WTC Memorial Turn Out? posted by Obvious on July 01, 2003 at 03:23:42:

...I should have added this thought...

With all that this memorial will stand for, I was NOT going to enter, though I was pressured by a friend and colleague. "How could I design something to ease the world's pain?!?" But after seeing a particular shot of the WTC before the collapse, I had a glimmer of an idea, and after a few sketches the idea took sape, and I thought, "OH MY GOD, this works!" When I shared the idea, people cried. Tears. I wasn't expecting that at all.

So I entered. My idea is more than me, and I feel a gift of the Creator. Winning or not, it was a wonderful experience in creativity. Sometimes friends check in and ask, "Did you win?" adding, "I have been praying for you to win." I wince at that thought and I ask them not to Pray that I win, but that I be humble should I win.

With 5200 participants, I have no illusions about my chances and personally I would be thrilled to get a certificate that I participated in something this awesome. Anything beyond that is a gift of something greater than I.

It would be nice to share ideas, but humility would go a long way with some participants.

As Greg of says "I certainly hope there are proposals much better than mine." For if it is better than my best, it will truely be great!

Wishing you all well and hoping there is never a need for such a memorial in the future.

Eric Gibbons
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