Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I love NY nail art.

As someone who was born and bred in the boroughs of NYC every Sept. 11 hits hard. Too close to home. Literally. In my area EVERYONE was affected. You either lost someone close to you or you were friends with someone who did. I didn't lose someone close to me but did attend funeral services for two of my former pre-K students who lost their Dads. Both of these Dads were active and loving Daddies who I got to know well. I watched day after day, week after week the black hearses and funeral processions. Sometimes multiples times in the same day. Like all of the world...I remember the moment I found out, standing in front of a new group of students in my classroom. I had to keep it together all day in order to keep them calm until their parents came to pick them up. We were just about close enough to see the smoke rising from some of the windows in our building. The following hours and weeks, with lock downs and fighter jets patrolling our direct air space was harrowing. The realization, shock and horror of what took place on our land, in our home city left us all in a state of fear that is hard to describe. It also brought out the heroes in shining glory. It made the whole of NYC feel as if we were more than just a community, but kindred souls. All of us. 
So, with this I just want to show my pride in NYC and all the bravery from all the men and women who risked, who lost, who suffered and are suffering. It is true...we will never forget.

XO, Victoria 

*I used Milani White on the Spot and Milani Black Swift with a red heart by Zoya Rekha*

28 comments:

  1. This is so classy & beautiful! You did an amazing job! xoxo

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    1. Thanks!! <3 I just wanted something simple but that stands out.

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  2. *Stands an applauds* Thank you Victoria

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  3. This day is definitely a rough one. God bless you and our home, AMERICA!

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  4. This is a really nice mani, for such a rough day. As an English teacher I talked about 09/11 with my students today. No matter the country you live in, everyone still remembers and was shocked by what happened.

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    1. Of course. I didn't mean at all to imply that only New Yorkers felt the tragedy. I know the whole world was horrified and grieving along with us!

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  5. As a fellow New Yorker this day hits home hard for me also. Great job

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  6. The story is so touching, God bless <3 Love the simple mani too <3

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  7. I was 7 when it happened, and I have no idea how my teacher was able to keep her composure for the rest of the day, she never told us, but I do remember seeing one tear fall down her cheek. I pretty much knew from that day on I wanted to serve in the military. Even though it was such a horrible tragegy, I know it made A LOT of young Americans decited to give their lives to help our country. This manicure is so stunning, and classy. I love it :)

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    1. I was teaching 7th grade for the first time (I had been a pre-K teacher before that) so..yeah...that was insanely hard because at 11-12yrs old you can't hide much from them. And we kept getting updates from our supervisors at the doorway, then had to act like all was ok. My colleague across the hall screetched when she heard. She lost her newly wed husband that day :'''(

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    2. So terribly sad. More power to you, Victoria. As a fellow New Yorker, I know it's a different experience when it's happening right in your town, not on the television or somewhere far away. What I will never forget is how people of all kinds came together to connect in our grief, and I was always sad that the aftermath of it was so divisive. No need for that. I had friends who were widowed, and air planes over head. Thank you for your courage and caring.

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    1. Thanks Sue!! I was just thinking about you today! Hope you are well xo

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  9. Very nice :-). I'm not in NY, but I remember that day oh so well. I'm so thankful for the heroes who risked their lives to save others.

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  10. So beautiful and flawless, pretty!!

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  11. Cool! Great job on the lettering!

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  12. beautiful, in words, picture, and tone xx

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  13. stunning and so classy! what a lovely idea!

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