These Colors Don't Run

Today during my lunch break I spied an old white man painting a picture at a park that faces the World Trade Center.

As the Freedom Tower is nearly complete, I wondered whether he was painting the tower as it is or what it may look like when it’s done.

However, as I approached him, I was surprised to see that he was not painting the Freedom Tower but the Twin Towers, specifically with smoke billowing from them on 9/11.

I thought about taking out my phone and taking a picture, but before I could do so, a steroid-addled, 30-year-old Wall Street type walked by with his two buddies and yelled sternly to the old man, “already been done, bro!”

I now wonder if he meant the painting or the attack.