The Capitol Squirrel

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newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Memorial Plaza,” by Adrian Tomine: http://nyr.kr/1iSy1Pf

This cover reminds me of late 2001 when I was sitting on a grassy hill outside the Pentagon, with a huge gaping hole in its side , just trying to contemplate the fact that a human being had intentionally flown an airplane into it. Down by the barrier fence, I saw a family pose for a picture, all smiles, wreckage in the background. I’ll never forget how much that added to the sadness I felt.

newyorker:

Read about this week’s cover, “Memorial Plaza,” by Adrian Tomine: http://nyr.kr/1iSy1Pf

This cover reminds me of late 2001 when I was sitting on a grassy hill outside the Pentagon, with a huge gaping hole in its side , just trying to contemplate the fact that a human being had intentionally flown an airplane into it. Down by the barrier fence, I saw a family pose for a picture, all smiles, wreckage in the background. I’ll never forget how much that added to the sadness I felt.

(Source: newyorker.com)