I pondered posting today because I don’t really have anything significant to contribute. In my pondering I wondered if a pandemic that has killed so many has somehow diluted the impact of what happened 22 years ago. Perhaps today’s significance is more personal – not that I lost someone 22 years ago – but rather because I can remember exactly where I was when I heard the news down to the very minute.
However, life moves on but it does not mean we forget…not that horrible day 22 years ago or the long slow march of COVID. Rather it means we are living and hopefully fully living each and every day.
So sometimes Monday is for remembering… and living. And perhaps cleaning out my painting space with a sigh of relief that one small brown dog seems to be doing a bit better.
See you all back here on Wednesday!
It’s been a week, again. A world on fire… literally.
So to maintain some semblance of sanity, I have avoided the internet…which means, I “found” nothing this week to share with you.
But… I reached Dreamy Sleeve Island! Which means nine million stitches were successfully picked up and bound off! The finish line is calling and I want to wear this cloud!! I mean this blasted heat and humidity has to end sometime, right?
But today is also for remembering…
“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” — Barack Obama
May your day include some remembering as well.
Have a good weekend all!
This was the evening sky when I got home from work last night. The days are definitely growing shorter and the nights cooler.
Autumn, it seems, is soon to be here.
Today marks the 9th Anniversary of the Day the Terrorists Made an Impact on the United States. We grew up quickly and joined our neighbors in the world with a first hand understanding of just how painful this lesson was.
The weather here today seemed to be in mourning and somber as well; it was dreary, raining, and somber all day.
The one good thing about being American is that no matter what our political differences are – today we stand united in remembrance of those who lost a loved one, no matter what creed, color, religion, or nationality. It is a sentiment we should embrace all year, not just today.
We all would be better people if we were more tolerant of those who are different than we are.
Here is hoping you all spent some time reflecting today.
“We’re praying for rain and snow and anything else that can cause a problem.” ~ Andrew Brenner
There has been much in the news this week about 9/11 as we approach the 9th anniversary of that tragedy. However, apparently, prejudice and hatred is not a lesson we learned.
Lest you think that not true, the pastor (and I use the term loosely) from an evangelical fundamentalist church in Gainesville Florida is here to prove us all wrong.
On Saturday, he and his congregants will set some 200 copies of the Qur’an on fire to honor the 2,996 people who died that day. Perhaps this misguided pastor needs a reminder that the deceased represented more than 90 countries, some of whom were Muslim.
I truly wonder what Bible this church is using in their worship practices, because the one that I use calls for us to be “a light shining on a hill” and encourages us to “love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us.” I do not believe that setting the Qur’an on fire is the kind of light Jesus was speaking about nor does that act show any love, mercy, or concern for anyone.