but not really… right?
welcome sunday. a sad sunday, albeit, as for what today was 10 years ago. the sadness for all the loss – really unbearable and honestly, more than what our minds are capable of holding and digesting.
when i woke up this morning, i really wanted to turn on the TV and go back 10 years. i felt the day deserved my attention and my tears. i did turn it on briefly but then quickly snapped it off. not because i didn’t want to “go there” but because well…i didn’t want to go there. and that is not disrespectful. i think of 9-11 pretty much every time i fly. every time i go through security and every time i kiss ROF good-bye at the airport. i remember.
today, i decided not to tell my 9-11 story because, well, who cares? who cares about where i was because the only thing that matters is what was happening in NY/NJ, PA and DC. my thoughts and prayers and love go to my friends and family in new jersey (because i know there are at least 2 of you!) reading this today and to the people affected around the world. i decided not to show pictures or give you links to stories all of which i thought about doing. you can get that on cnn.
do you remember how long it took to feel somewhat normal? a long, long time. i was so immersed in the stories both of heroism and of loss after 9-11. being in chicago, i felt the entire country pull together and we were no longer from different cities, cultures, backgrounds – we were all one. my friend melissa and i took our cameras and walked for miles around the city and took photos of all the flags and signs of solidarity and patriotism.
that’s it for today. i had something else planned (ha! that you will see tomorrow) boy do i appreciate all the people in this great country that keep our country as secure as possible – from TSA to our armed forces to people in leadership positions for our country, for businesses and for families. i appreciate people that have been through MORE PAIN than my mind could ever, ever comprehend. i appreciate having God in my life to be able to make sense out of a completely senseless world.