Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another Today

 
Too many pictures to put them all on the blog. You can find them over here.  The day has been disjointed. I was struck by what Lillybaine had to say over at Facebook. Thought I'd share it here:
"It always strikes my on this day that the people who used and continue to want to use those tragic events as an excuse to inflict death and terror and pain on others are mostly those that watched it on tv. They did not lose anyone. They did not walk ...through panicked crowds and acrid smoke and dust to get home and wait to see if loved ones would make it home too. They did not walk daily past pictures of those missing and memorials to those confirmed dead. They did not sit home for days because they weren't allowed to go near where they worked or even freely roam their own neighborhoods. The feeling in New York those days after was that no one should have to go through this. It made us sadly aware of the incredible stress and grief that those who live in a place of war go through daily for years at a stretch. But the tv watchers wrapped themselves in a self righteous flag and said "let us go and do this to others! Let us go and kill someone else's father or mother or child! That is the Christian thing to do!" On this day I am always sad for my city, for me, my loved ones but most of all I am sad about the state of the souls of all those who immediately called for more death and pain."

4 comments:

  1. It is a universally sad day. On a happier note, have you watched Glee? It will make you cheerful...it's on Hulu.

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  2. Lillybaine got it right! Although I wasn't born in NYC, my earliest memories were formed there (South Bronx, secifically). I consider my roots to be there. I was far away on 9/11, but I was still shaken by it. In March 2002 I visited NYC and Ground Zero. It was heartbreaking.

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  3. Miflohny10:22 PM

    Lillybaine did get it right. Even though I was not in Manhattan that day, I was in NYC and I did inhale the dust and smell the awful smell from the pile for days as it wafted over Brooklyn. I knew people who lost relatives and many friends, and was very thankful I did not. But my main thought was that NO ONE should have to live through something like this. And I quickly noticed that the farther someone lived from NYC in the US, the more likely they were to want to inflict such harm on others and the more paranoid they were about people coming to attack them. The world didn't change on 9/11. People's reactions to it did - and not for the better, generally, unfortunately.

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  4. Wow.

    Everyone outside of NYC should read that and then sit and think for a good long time.

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