The Bells will toll and we’ll remember our tears, as we relive them.
Today marks the 9th anniversary of 9/11.
I’m not going to post pictures. We all remember what it looked like.
I’m not going to rage against the machine. It would dishonor the memories of those we loved whom are now lost to us.
So, I offer only this;
They will read the names… and we will remember. Many of us will never, can never forget.
Many will use this hallowed time to plot and scheme, to rant and rage, and to spread “hate for hate’s sake”.
I don’t have to remind you that many among us have buried brothers, fathers, sons, mothers, sisters, and daughters. Many of us lost family and friends alike. Many of us will forever carry those scars.
While we sit quietly… reflecting on and respecting the memories of those who have fallen at the “hands of another”, let us not fall victim to further hate staged as part of achieving some “agenda”…
This isn’t about “politics”, or “religion”, or “human rights”. It’s about remembering those we lost. It’s about remembering those we loved who became victims to something terrible, something tragic…
Instead of thinking about a “misplaced mosque” or a nut/zealot Church leader(?) who threatened to burn Qurans to “teach the Muslims a lesson” (the lesson apparently being one of “hatred” and an act that hardly sounds “Christian” no matter how you wrap it)…
Let us focus on the love and the lives of the ones we miss. Let us reach out to those who still grieve. Some wounds are long to heal. Let us all find something honorable in all of this, despite the fact that we may be bathed in tears.
Robert, Chris, Emily, and Rikki… we think about you almost daily.
It there is any joy to be found in this, it’s in knowing that you’re all in a better place.
G-d bless you all.