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Subject:FW: With love from Oslo
Date:Tue, 18 Sep 2001 20:19:15 -0700 (PDT)

This one brings tears to my eyes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hanson, Mark
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:43 AM
To: All Users - Domestic
Subject: FW: With love from Oslo

We received this very touching message from the recently retired CFO of one
of the firm's clients. The letter was authored by a British woman who lived
in Houston with her Norwegian husband for many years.

Dear friends:
It's almost midnight on Wednesday evening in Oslo, and I have just come home
from a walk down to the American Embassy, where I added my flowers and
candles to those already there. I'd like to describe it to you:

* A perfect evening, very dark, but lots of stars, around 60 degrees, not a
breath of wind.
* On one side of the street the embassy itself, where they were hard at work
adding a second row of concrete barriers.
* On the other side of the street, in front of the railings alongside the
palace grounds, a hundred yards or so of outpourings of sympathy from the
people of Oslo:
* Thousands of candles, all sizes, some standing alone, others arranged in
patterns - hearts, crosses, the letters USA.
* Bouquets of flowers of all kinds, from the simplest wildflowers to
beautiful bouquets.
* An exquisite wreath from the firefighters of Oslo.
* Norwegian and American flags
* Letters and cards in many languages. Messages of hope, love, sympathy -
and outrage.
* Children's paintings and drawings - some depictng the horror of the plane
about to hit the tower with childlike simplicity, others showing children on
their knees praying for God to give America comfort.
* A placard with the words "The Atlantic is a creek, our sympathy is an
oceen, America is the world."
* Many, many people of all ages, walking slowly, reading the cards and
letters, and adding their own contributions.
* Not a sound to be heard, except for that of people trying to control their

It was extraordinarily beautiful, and incredibly moving. I think it was the
utter silence that was the most powerful aspect. The silence of grief and
mind-numbing outrage.

I thought you would like to know.

God bless you.

Love, Jan

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