photographs were taken in August 2001,
a few short weeks before September 11. It is the only
time we had ever met Firefighter Vincent Princiotta.
a generous half hour showing my son Henry around the
firehouse. When I was ready to leave, Vinny said we
couldn't go just yet, because he still hadn't shown
him the hose.
we were finally able to tear ourselves away, he gave
Henry a coloring book.
Here's a link to an essay I wrote about our brief, but inspired meeting.