What helped you following September 11?
Following the attacks on September 11, many have looked to art, in all its forms, for consolation. Did art help comfort you following the attacks? If so, which piece and how did it help?
I'd like to make some comments regarding the artwork displayed on Boston.com. Most of the photographs are touching, but the created artwork (paintings & sculptures), to put it bluntly, sucks. And the sculpture of airplanes in peoples backs! These artists have a lousy sense of creativity. And it appears that most of the paintings are from first and second graders. Give me a break! It's not really art, folks. It's a mess. Get someone in there with some talent. And there are a lot of talented people out there! I know art is a form of expression, but can't you find any better "talent"? Norman Rockwell knew how to create art, and so did a lot of the classic painters and artists of years ago. Some of the pictures in this photo gallery are touching and are done with taste. I do not want to take away from the tragedy of Sept. 11. It was terrible, and will take years for some people to feel at peace again. Photos seem to be more comforting, especially compared to the paintings and sculptures in the art display.
Gregg, Wakefield, MA
I would have to say U2's "Walk On". I'm a U2 fan anyway but this song really seemed to sum up the feelings I had following that awful day and kept me going.
Mary, Salem, MA
I would have to say that I was especially moved by Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA. I saw him perform his song live at Dover Downs Track shortly after 9/11 and the experience is something that I will remember the rest of my life.
francine , enfield ct
The song "Proud to be an American" gave me chills every time I heard it, and it made me slow down and appreciate everything and everyone that I am so lucky to have in my life.
No song or art comforted me in any way following the attacks, but the US invasion of Afganistan did! I hope we clean up in that part of the world, and I hope we strike as much fear in their hearts as they did in ours. In addition I hope this nation considers using any and all means necessary, and stops wasting their time sending in ground troops when we can launch a nuclear or atomic weapon to finally let these savages realize who they're really dealing with... the greatest and most powerfull civilation this world has ever seen.
Strati , Woburn