9/11 and me

Just a few days after 9/11, I was moved to paint this-

9/11 art
New York - Fire at first light

larger version here

One watches the world and one wishes one could do something- feed the poor, free the enterprising, care for the orphans, smack the bottoms of the venal and corrupt. One wishes one could do more.

Yet one often finds that there is little one can do but paint, write or speak out or tear one's hair.
Such helplessness.