Sharon Gilbert (So Quiet)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The plume from the burning World Trade Center blew over Sharon's house in Brooklyn for six months. She accompanied her parents while her father worked on the Manhattan Project. "You never smoked," I said to her. "Yes, I did," she said, "before Elena and Ellery were born." Her illness seemed political because Sharon was so aware of the political element in everyday life and words.


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