Thursday, January 31st, 2002. Was in the hole,
talking with an FDNY Chief , in the North Tower
area. I saw some charred papers near a steep incline.
I asked the Chief if I could shoot it. He said fine but
to be careful. I shot three frames. The first was of some
police letter. I saw something sticking out from
underneath and moved the papers. Underneath was
some wet burnt papers. Three pages. They were from
the Bible. I was awed. I took two pictures. It was not
until later, when I got the roll back from the lab that
I fell over in my chair. The page facing me..ok sit down
for this one..was Genesis 11. The Tower of
Babylon. I haven't quite figured out the message behind
this, but I know it will come to me. I gave the photo as a
gift to the Archbishop of Canterbury when I met him in
St. Pauls Church at Ground Zero. He was equally as
stunned. Whomever owned the Bible, his/hers yellow
highlighter lines are still in the middle of the section.
This is the most memorable photo for me of all of
them. I just wish I had grabbed the Bible pages while I
was there. But at least it's recorded on film.....