I read this story every Sept 11th. It's a difficult piece to get through, admittedly, but hugely powerful
Whether you've read this story, or you've never read this story, read it today. The first paragraph never ceases to stun me.
Every year on 9/11 I reread the Esquire article “The Falling Man.” If you want to remember what was done to us - to them - you should too. Read it all the way to the end.
‘They began jumping not long after the first plane hit the North Tower, not long after the fire started. They kept jumping until the tower fell. They jumped to escape the smoke and the fire...they jumped just to breathe once more before they died.’
The two best things I've read about 9/11 are Lawrence Wright's extraordinary book The Looming Tower and this piece in Esquire, for my money the greatest magazine piece published so far this century.
Powerful as ever. The Falling Man via
Powerful read. #FallingMan The picture is his cenotaph, and like the monuments dedicated to the memory of unknown soldiers everywhere, it asks that we look at it, and make one simple acknowledgment. That we have known who the Falling Man is all along.
"The Falling Man" The story of a 9/11 photograph: (, '03)
The Falling Man One of the best pieces of journalism ever written.
This will forever be one of the most harrowing images of 9/11. Eighteen years later, it's still hard to comprehend something like this ever happening.
“They jumped to escape the smoke and the fire; they jumped when the ceilings fell and the floors collapsed; they jumped just to breathe once more before they died.” My most vividly indelible memories of 9/11 — images of victims making a horrific decision.
Last year I took a writing class with and one of our assignments was to read this story -- an incredible, devastating piece by Tom Junod. I haven't been able to forget about it since
This from a couple of years ago is just an incredible piece of writing.
A photo, a day, a story you'll never forget by
We're thinking of the hurricane but tomorrow is 9/11. I reread this story every year. So should you.
"Do you remember this photograph? People have taken pains to banish it from the record. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day."
“The Falling Man became the Unknown Soldier in a war whose end we have not yet seen.”
"They were all, obviously, very much alive on their way down, and their way down lasted an approximate count of ten seconds."
"In the picture, he departs from this earth like an arrow. Although he has not chosen his fate, he appears to have, in his last instants of life, embraced it." The Falling Man: An unforgettable story. #September11
The Falling Man via -> difficult to read but worth fighting through it #NeverForget