my brother wrote today: "I haven't heard anyone say this so I will, We (New Yorkers) are made up of every race and nationality of this world. We may not love each other but we live in peace, for the most part, on a 12x1 mile piece of land. There are close to 7 million of us. When you bomb us, you bomb yourself. Let us hope that cooler heads and leadership will prevail. I hope we can turn this act of hate into a foundation of healing and world unity and not escalation of more hate and more violence. I am proud to be a part of New York and it's people. Everybody is involved and cooperating to help the innocent victims. It gives me hope in a very dark place. It is a beautiful day. I am glad I am here to see it. Take some time off and celebrate your life. It can vanish too quickly." much love to all.