Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Notable silence

This past weekend marked the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima,snip of chalk drawing photo and I found the handful of stories and memorializations in the paper almost too much to take, even skimming. But it hasn't gotten much noise, despite the round number (60 years) and the huge turn-out for the memorial on the memorial site in Japan. The incomparable BagNewsNotes as a great image from a temporary New York memorial that's worth a visit. Also, I'm reminded of my own trip to Japan a decade ago, and the stop in Hiroshima is captured in an old archive here. I can still recall that wall of letters from Hiroshima mayors to the nuclear powers of the world...

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