September 11, 2012

Deja Vu...



"Never Forget"


"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."

--Charles Reade



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...


--Kathy















33 comments:

  1. Thank you for this lovely reminder, and I do have to say that the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning was that today was 9/11. A day we will never forget.

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  2. My thoughts exactly Kathy, and in my post today about what it means to be part of a team, I was thinking the very same thing. Why does it take a tragedy to really come together, to be on the same team? - because although 911 may not be forgotten, it surely seems working together has. Well said....xo

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  3. Beautiful post - I will never forget - It seems like just yesterday, the memories are still so vivid.

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  4. Memories that will never be forgotten! Nice post!

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  5. Inspirational post. We're even joined by our sentiments. Several bloggers I've visited this morning are remembering.
    http://walkingthrutheseasons.blogspot.com

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  6. This was so so so beautifully written!! I agree whole heartedly! So weird to teach 8 year olds who weren't even remotely on the radar then. For them I need to never forget, but also move forward towards their bright futures!

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  7. Beautiful post. No one can forget that day.

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  8. Yes...I agree with the rest...lovely and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and reminding us. Never can be enough. Your flag image is stunning.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  9. Beautiful photos and lovely words. What a nice tribute.

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  10. It was complete déjà vu for me, too. I didn't even realize the date until I heard a tribute on the car radio, exactly how I heard the news then. Beautiful words and pictures.

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  11. Hearts♥♥♥ to this post. Heartfelt and well stated. Thanks for sharing & the beautiful photos.

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  12. So beautifully put, Kathy...your pictures and images touch me deeply. Yes, I was outside this morning and struck by the fact that the weather is exactly as it was 11 years ago on this day. Crystal blue sky...a picture perfect day. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  13. You're so right the day did begin much the same as that 9/11 eleven years ago. Your photos are heart-wrenching, yet full of American pride. Beautifully photographed and penned.

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  14. beautiful post. I was only 4 when this happened so i only remember by pictures and things like things like this.

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  15. Hi Kathy ~~ Happy MidWeek Blues. Thank you for all the flags and patriotism on your blog today. We are flying our American flag outside from the front flower bed. Nothing about it on my blog (yet).
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  16. I've been feeling these same thoughts. Our country seems so fractured by politics lately. I wish the unity of tragedy would last in the times of "peace".

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  17. I love your thoughts here. Today driving home my thoughts were on how we came together so greatly as a nation when this tragedy almost brought us to our knees...and why can't we come together like that every day. Wonderful post.

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  18. I'm pleased to be an American...the reminders of those years ago are painful. I bet attackers never thought it would create another Americanism day.

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  19. I totally agree. Why does it take a tragedy to bring us together as One United Nation? Lovely post Kathy.

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  20. Powerful, I love your blog and your writing. I agree that it is unfortunate that we need something tragic bond us together and not something amazing, like the freedom's we enjoy.

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  21. Such a beautiful post. And I know that will be a day I will never forget...

    Hugs~

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  22. And the news today only makes remembering yesterday worse! :( Lovely first photo.

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  23. Great words and an wonderful reminder. The day for me was the same as it was 11 years ago. Funny how a complete day can be burned in your memory, including climate, places, and people. Let us never forget.

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  24. it is mu daughters birtday. I´ll never forget any of it.

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  25. great post, and that last image is just stunning~

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