Lee Hanel wrote to Nancy Witherite in the Associate Deans Office;

Everything is ok here.  Last week was a different story, but I definitely feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel this week.  It was all just to surreal last week.  I felt like I was in a movie.  I got out of the city over the weekend and I think that helped.  It was just too much to watch the news for 4 days straight like that.  Things are fairly quiet still, but getting back to normal.  My office is about 30 blocks from that part of the city.  So I have separated myself from it for now.  I need to go down there, but I am not ready yet.   The skyline looks so naked.  But I actually have an office building that we are doing the lighting design for about 3 blocks from the World Trade Centers.  So whether I am ready or not, I will be down there sometime in the next week or so.