Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

That day still burns brightly in my mind.  I remember being in school in New York and staring at the TV in disbelief.  What was happening in New York was bad enough but you should have heard what the announcers were saying about DC, where my family lives and works.  Just like everyone who survived that day there are stories of near misses and frantic phone calls.  None of my family died, but everyone knew someone.  Even now it hurts my heart.
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." ~ Obi-Wan, Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope
Never again will a commercial plane be used to attack us; the heroes of Flight 93 have seen to that.  And once again the world remembers what it is to have a united United States of America bring the brunt of their force to one target.  Power shifted and the world changed. 
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

We are not forgetful people and we are not afraid.

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    1. No, not sadness. Just remembrance and resolve.

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    1. Thanks darlin. It is a major cultural epic of our time and contains threads and themes of universal mythos. It always has something new to teach us.

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