Today, on September 11th, we pause to think on the terrible tragedies that humans bring to one another and focus our good thoughts on bringing peace to the troubled parts of our small and complex world.
Also to remember the brave and selfless people and dogs whose only mission was to rescue as many as possible.
One of our neighbors put up a 9/11 display. At first when I drove by and saw it under construction I thought, "what the heck is that?"
How easy it is to forget.
It wasn't until I saw an article in the local paper that I remembered what day it is.
You can read about it here.
I was at work when it all started and blithely unaware of events. My husband left me a voicemail that just said, "go home! NOW!" It wasn't until I was in the car imagining some dog disaster that I heard the news. I watched events unfold and the second tower collapse on TV and my husband watched as well from the job site he was on. They just kept showing it over and over and a part of me kept hoping for a different outcome.
Where were you nine years ago?