Liberty State Park holds a special place in my heart, as my dad took me kite flying here almost every spring Sunday. Although we eventually moved to Princeton where I lived my high school days, Jersey City will always be my hometown. And somehow, Jay & I found ourselves living there, our first home together. We always wanted to bring Anna back, and show her our old stomping grounds.
As everyone has their own 9/11 story, for me, it was the skyline that was all too familiar– the backdrop of those childhood memories– vanilla cones, hula hoops and rollerblades. It’s surreal to think now, we were sitting on the same grass, in the same place, but everything– so different.