As you continue to revise and send me your final drafts tonight, I thought I’d pass along this very interesting piece that a friend sent me about the quotation that will adorn the new 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan. This article is about commemorating a (former?) place and a space, and it is also a good lesson for all of us who aspire to be better writers and readers. Take a look: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/opinion/07alexander.html?_r=1&hp
I’ll see you on Tuesday to discuss Tuan on “attachment to homeland” as well as Sherman Alexie’s story, “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona.” I have a feeling that thinking about your own experiences in line with these two pieces will generate an interesting discussion.
Looking forward to seeing you soon,