Written in 2011, A decade Later.
The sadness of 9/11 persists. Today morning watching the names being called on television, I remembered the sheer helplessness of that day, the surreal quality of the world. Today too I go to New Jersey for a memorial for the beloved son of dear friends whose life changed forever on this day. I share with you an earlier piece about 9/11 and how we must never forget.
September 11, 2001 – Ten Years Later
There is a heaviness in the heart as one moves ever closer to 9/11, a decade later. It is hard to believe that ten years have passed because the wound still seems so fresh, so raw.
Watching the non-stop coverage on television you realize that a generation has grown up in that period. Little kids of six or seven who lost a father or a mother are now teenagers. It is painful to watch them talk of their loss, of a parent they can hardly recall, yet miss so much and will probably miss for the rest of their lives.
The World Trade Center Attacks
Here images taken by ordinary people of the glimpse, the flash they got of the falling twin towers, the way people survived, and the way a country and a people came together – still grieving yet resilient in their loss. With no need for words, these evocative images say it all…