My husband and I recently returned from a trip to New York City. Given that it was my first visit to The Big Apple we explored many of the iconic attractions and sites. I thought NYC was fabulous and loved everything about it: the architecture, the variety of cuisines and ethnic neighborhoods, the hustle and bustle of daily life, the sound of cars honking madly, the diversity of languages being spoken, being engulfed by people when crossing the streets, art everywhere, and the smell of food at every corner. My visit also stirred up powerful and disturbing memories of that fateful day on September 11th, 2001. I could not look at the World Trade Center (tallest building in the image above) without being moved. More to come.