"Never Forget". Not sure how that is even possible. We all have a story, a line, a chapter or a verse that we can add to what happened 11 years ago today. Where we were, how we felt, how we reacted to a day that forever changed the way we view the world and morphed our lives forever. But forget? This morning I woke up to the brilliance of a late summer/early fall morning. Blue skies. Not a cloud up there. Crisp temperatures. Dew glowing on the grass like diamonds. Never Forget? It could easily have been the morning exactly 11 years ago. It was THAT exact it caused me to pick up my camera and "remember" it.
While it would be unfathomable to forget the horrific happenings of 9/11/2001, perhaps this morning was a reminder to never underestimate the ties and bonds of that shared experience. So rarely do we Americans feel the same way, about the same thing, at the same time. And that is something that can be so easily forgotten as we always seem to be divided over something or another. This beautiful crisp morning with it's eerie sense of deja vu makes me wonder why does it take a tragedy to bond us together?
"Not a day passes over the earth
but men and women of no note
do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows."
Just like 11 years ago, I awoke to a morning that began in both brilliance and full of possibilities. I will never forget.
Yes, I am proud and blessed to be an American...
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