From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.

—Gregory Maguire

There are 13 comments in this article:

  1. 1/9/2009Amy says:

    WE can only dream, huh? Huh?

  2. 1/11/2009Emily M. says:

    This sadly reminds me of 9/11.

  3. 1/12/2009Kitty Taylor says:

    There is so much imagery crammed into these six words. It’s fantastic what you can do with so little.

  4. 1/16/200914 year old cryptic girl says:

    Unfortunately, Earth, you’re in our hands.

  5. 2/13/2009Brendan says:

    I don’t see how this is triumph. It makes me think suicide.

  6. 2/28/2009Doug says:

    Emily… kinda odd that your post date (11/01/09) can be rearranged to the date of 9/11 (09/11/01), isn’t it?

    Just sayin’.

  7. 2/28/2009Doug says:

    Oops, I’m using the American date system. For others, it would be 11/09/01…

  8. 3/1/2009James Penn says:

    Terrible and beautiful at the same time. Love it.

  9. 10/3/2009SkyscraperMan says:

    I love skyscrapers.

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  12. 8/13/2012It wasn't me but I wish it had been says:

    Public farting isn’t rude, commenting is

  13. 9/18/2012Heather says:

    i think it’s about 9/11, torched skyscrapers, and the men growing wings could be the many people who jumped and committed suicide

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