12 September 2011

A Twilight Zone Moment

Last Saturday I tool the kids to the bookstore where they got to pick a book each to buy.  The book Aiden chose was The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.  I got chills when we read the book at bedtime.  It turns out the book is in homage to the World Trade Center of New York City and here is Aiden selecting this particular book on the eve of the the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Maybe I am being over dramatic but I totally think it is a Twilight Zone moment.  I found a cartoon based on the book on YouTube for you to see the story for yourselves.

I also found this 1974 news report of the the actual incident and a short statement of Philippe Petit.  I love that his sentence was so hippie dippie groovy.  If that happened today I bet he would be sued by the owners, the security company and the state.