Dear Friends,

I hope everyone is holding up in these disturbing, confusing times. September 11th's events still weigh heavy on my heart, though not nearly as heavy as one's directly affected by these tragic acts. I am alive. My family is alive. My friends are alive. Alive to witness the aftermath of terrorist attacks. After browsing the news articles, along with all the unbelievable photos, I had been brought to tears a number of times. I felt compelled to do something. So, I did what artists do with their emotions and energy: create. I spent 3 days in front of my computer screen putting together a tribute to the victims of September 11. My intention is that this tribute might express a feeling that so many of us are coping with right now, be a release for sorrow, and most importantly, offer hope in this time of need.

When I was alone in my apartment the weekend following the attacks, working on this tribute; I had no idea how far it would reach, and how many lives it would touch. The initial mailing of the link was sent only to 25 people. Since then, over 2,000,000 people have viewed it! It is true that we are not alone in this world. It is true that one person can make a difference; for evil or good.

When the crying is over, action will be needed. I pray our actions would make a difference for good.

Jason Powers