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Hilary Benas  Brooklyn based photographer by way of VA. Local 600

Sky 🖤


You know those moments of New York magic? Random encounters unfold, one into another. The explaining never does it justice, but you try anyway. I won’t bore you with mine, but here are the highlights:
a beautiful @badassbrooklyn pup,
an incredible meal at @nha_minh,
some cool kids in a band that I’ve never heard of on their way to play a show at Brooklyn Steel,
and admiring a lovely sunset.
Combine ingredients until you remember that this is why you live in this crazy city.

Still have PJ Harvey rattling around in my head.

“The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. It has been the most dishonourable belief against the character of the divinity, the most destructive to morality, and the peace and happiness of man, that ever was propagated since man began to exist.” ~ Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1795
17 years. Everyone who lived through it remembers exactly where we were that day and who we first called. Who we sat with in disbelief and terror as we tried to make sense of the unfathomable. We said things like, “Violence begets violence.” and “Fundamentalists of any religion or belief system are terrifying.” And now, 17 years later, where are we? How do we honor those who lost their lives and their loved ones in a meaningful way?

Watching the lights flash
In Manhattan

A few more summer nights
watching the sunset, please.

And you said something, that I've never forgotten.

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