11 Years Later

Da Goddess @ 00:01

…and we’ve not forgotten. But we have been healing slowly. Still, we remember and it rends our hearts anew if we think too long or too hard. That’s not a bad thing. It means we’re human. And it means we remain vigilant.

For the first time since I started blogging and posting on September 11, I will not post the songs or videos normally do (not sure where the rest of my archives are). I think it’s time to start looking at this day a little differently. Yes, I still mourn for the lives lost. I still rage against those who would commit such an atrocity. I…just…I want to continue to heal and sing a new song. I think we deserve that, don’t you?

Please take a moment to remember those who died, the lives that were changed forever, and think, too, about what you did this day 11 years ago. If, like many of us, you saw your neighbors in a new light and reached out to strangers or even took a moment to smile at someone to let them know “we’re all in this together”, or even if you did none of those things, try it today. Be a good neighbor. Be kind to someone just for the sake of being kind and creating a little bigger personal community.

What we have in common is far more important than what makes us different.

It is my hope that in the months and years ahead life will return almost to normal. We’ll go back to our lives and routines and that is good.

Even grief recedes with time and grace.

But our resolve must not pass. Each of us will remember what happened that day and to whom it happened. We will remember the moment the news came, where we were and what we were doing.

Some will remember an image of a fire or story or rescue. Some will carry memories of a face and a voice gone forever. ~ George W. Bush

Let’s get on to the “almost normal” while remembering what we’ve lost, as well as what we’ve gained in the years since. We owe it to those who died and to ourselves. We continue on — in their honor.


  1. Thank you and much love to you Joanie. I agree that we need to heal and care for one another.

    Comment by Jenny Nazak — 2012/09/11 @ 11:17

  2. Jenny, so good to hear from you! I have missed you much.

    Love and joy coming your way!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2012/09/14 @ 23:50

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