Today is a somber day for all Americans as we remember the events of September 11, 2001. Fourteen years ago, it seems like only yesterday. Each of us can recall exactly where we were when we first heard the news and saw the horrid videos. The day is indelibly etched forever in our minds.
Lucy reflects on her beloved bee pillow.
OK, she is probably snoozing but still...
Beyond the tragedy, there was something else that happened in the days following the attacks. We all came together. No division by race, ethnicity, gender identity, politics, or religion. For that brief moment in time we were all simply---Americans. How is it possible that we are now more divisive and intolerant than at any other time in our history? How is it that we now scream RELIGIOUS RIGHTS and FREEDOM OF RELIGION, when what we really mean is INTOLERANCE and PREJUDICE? While none of us wants to re-live those horrid times, we do yearn for the cohesion it briefly brought to our country. We can find that again without a major tragedy, but only if enough of us want it and are willing to fight for it.
Today's quote is from Mahatma Gandhi:
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible,
But, in the end, they always fall.
Think if it always.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE