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In English, the word revenant in Andrew Wyeth's 1949 painting refers to someone who has returned, supposedly from the dead. It comes from the French verb revenir: to return. Today, "return" made me think of rescue workers returning, from exhaustion, to the chaos of ten years ago.
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Thanks, Tess! I somehow imagine I won't be the only one looking at the Wyeth painting and thinking of September 11, 2001, but this was my first thought, so I had to go with it.
Although not a US American, I am North American, and Canada could easily have been a target on that dreadful day. As I mentioned to one blogger friend, I remember where I was (I was asleep) and what happened (a friend phoned; she told me to wake up and turn on the TV after the first plane) just as I remember where I was and what I was doing on November 22, 1963 when John F. Kennedy was shot.