Thursday, October 7, 2010

Washington, D.C.

This was my first time to ever see the Vietnam Memorial Wall in person. It was a humbling experience. My heart goes out to all the people whose names make up the wall and their families who are still grieving...and remembering. That's what the wall is all about.

1 comment:

  1. Marty, this is a wonderful, heart-stirring tribute to the names graven in the stone.

    But I cannot imagine how you stood there long enough to make any photos. The "Half-Wall" comes here every few years, put on display at a permanently-ready site not far from us, and the only time I went, I got out of the car, and as we approached, I could not even round the corner before I fled back in tears.

    I did not know a single person or family which was personally touched by the war, but the immensity and the enormity of it---stark and square and darkly just THERE---it's an awesome thing, too great for approach.

    The Self-Portrait gently imposed upon the shine is just wonderful in its meaning and its grace.