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Raw Food Log, 2008, 9/11, a baloney sandwich & a Hershey's Kiss...

Breakfast- 1 Monstera Deliciosa, 11 red plums

7 Years ago I was a volunteer at ground zero, two days after the tragedy occurred.  After hours of grueling work in the rubble and dust and smoke I was told to walk over to a boat where they were passing out food.  As I walked to the waterfront front, I observed how surreal the dust covered trees looked.  They were white, ghosts of trees, rather than trees.  At the boat I was handed a brown bag and I took it and went and sat down on the ground against a building  to eat.   These bag lunches were made by volunteers around the country.  I picture a group of caring women in church kitchens gathered together to make the lunches.  I reached in the bag and took out a baloney sandwich and a silver foil wrapped Hershey's kiss.  I put my head down and cried, sobbed.

On that occasion, in that place, at that time, I received as much loving nutrition as I ever have from any raw meal.   Even though  today I choose to eat raw food, I am still being nourished by that baloney sandwich and Hershey's Kiss.

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 08:08AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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Reader Comments (2)

steve, thanks for posting this. i am also a new yorker reflecting on the day that changed everything seven years ago... may your day be filled with love and remembrance.

also, good luck at your new job!

eleaire :)
September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereleaire
That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing that. I understand the transcendence of that moment.
September 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

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