Thursday, September 11, 2008
It's hard to believe that it has been seven years since America's heart was broken and her soul squeezed with terror and horror. I know that for me, the anniversary is a day to feel my heartache and to shed a tear in remembrance. A day to remember WHY we need to be vigilant and strong as a country. I hope we never forget or allow the memory to become a bad dream.
So many people seem to have forgotten. I know that it is not healthy or realistic or even necessary to dwell on what happened every day. But, where is the feeling of unity and outrage that was there in that first year? Is it gone or just dulled? Has it been replaced with sullen anger over our war in Iraq? Do people hate Bush and this war so much that there is no room for the sadness and regret for the lives lost on 9/11/01?I don't know. Maybe I am just not out in society enough to see it. I know whenever I see a plane I remember. Whenever I see pictures of New York or of Iraq.... I think of the scenes of death and destruction seven years ago.
My heart aches and my soul burns for the families and friends of those lost in the terrorist attacks. I was lucky enough to lose only my blinders and my faith in our safety.
I am quiet today. I am thoughtful. And I am sad.
And I should be. We all should be. I hope I never lose that sadness. Because then I think I will have lost my humanity.
Rest In Peace.