Remembering…

11 Sep

Admittedly, I had another post all set to publish this morning. And I suppose you could attribute that to the fact that September 11, 2001 is drifting further and further away from us as the calendar pages fly. Increasingly, today feels like any other day. I’m not sure if that is a sign of healing or complacency… a good thing or a bad one. But as I woke and listened to the news and was reminded of the gruesome reality and continued significance of this day — I could not help but feel the need to pay homage to those lost on that Tuesday morning that was “just like every other morning.”

This photo was taken in February at the 9/11 memorial when we visited this year. The morning we wandered these sacred grounds was one of mixed emotion. On the one hand, I felt so fortunate to be able to take in this site with Lee… To have personally come full-circle by standing so near the void of those towers and taking in, with amazement, the wonder of how such a place of horror can be restored. Yet on the other hand, to wish—as I ran my gloved fingers over the names forever etched into history on the sobering black stone that surrounded each tower’s footprint—that this memorial need not to have been created in the first place.

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7 Responses to “Remembering…”

  1. Booksphotographsandartwork September 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM #

    Sometimes I think the money could have been better spent to help the families but then again it is good to have a reminder of what we are fighting against and what we don’t want to happen again.

    • Woman In Thrisis September 13, 2012 at 7:01 AM #

      I know, Linda. But I do think it was necessary to make a point of marking that space so that we truly will never forget and neither will the rest of the world.

  2. Deb Shields September 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM #

    Great reminder, Joanna.

  3. JT September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM #

    Imagine my amazement when I came here tonight to check your blog and found that we posted today with the exact same Blog Title. Remembering with you :)

    • Woman In Thrisis September 12, 2012 at 6:56 AM #

      I saw that JT! When I did I couldn’t comment but I thought it was quite the coincidence :) Have a great day!

  4. paigefussell September 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM #

    Great post … how true is the last line.

    • Woman In Thrisis September 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM #

      Thanks Paige. I know… I wish it had never even had to be done. Every year I wish Sept. 11 were a day on the calendar on which nothing significant ever happened. Like it used to be 12 years ago :(

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