7 Years Later…

It feels difficult to even write about today because I don’t think that any words I put down can convey the strong emotion and sentiment tied to it. No one’s forgotten, we all remember and we all have our own memories of that day. Whether you were in NY or DC or just watching from elsewhere, as much in the dark as anyone else until we knew what was happening. I appreciate that “terror” has become less of a topic to let those in power pat themselves on the back and that we as a people have been able to continue our healing process.

I was up this morning to watch the sunrise, and I had my moment of silence and reflection. I wrote about the day last year and I encourage others to do so, whether it’s a blog or just a personal journal. Sharing our stories shares our strength.

Otherwise, it is very much business as usual here. No one in the office is talking about it today. This week people were wondering, of course, if we would get the day off–due to either the day or the traffic closures for the Pentagon Memorial. Apparently the Republicans made a bit of a sideshow of 9/11, per Keith Olbermann, but I didn’t see the broadcast. Even so, I think that we the people are thinking a little clearer these days. We may not be letting fear dictate our politics anymore, but we still haven’t forgotten what this day means.

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2 Responses

  1. pyack says:

    Can you imagine being on a plane and knowing you were going to die in a ball of flame? Or Worse, can you imagine being on the phone with your partner or your mother or your child, and they were on United 93 or the other planes? What if your brother or dad worked in the south tower as it fell?

    All I can say is that I have none of those experiences yet I feel such a sense of loss , a sense of mourning. We lost our innocence and security as Americans on that day. I’ll never forget.

  2. shindo says:

    It was a dark day for sure. I was on the other side of the country when it happened and we all felt the shock and horror of it.

    I also blogged about remembering 9/11 this morning.

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