Respects

We had friends from Texas here for a few days. What a blast. Watch for a post about our adventures soon…

I want to take a moment to pay my respects. Yes, it’s all over the news…20 years ago tomorrow our world changed. Glen and I woke up today and decided to make a trip over to Manhattan to take a few moments to reflect on the day, on the lives lost, and on our current world circumstances. We’ve been several times before, but today, it was special.

Tomorrow the Memorial will be packed with survivors, dignitaries, locals, tourists, the media, politicians, etc. Today, there were firefighters, union workers, tourists, a few media, many police officers, New Yorkers…and it was quiet around the fountain. It is a place of awe. A place of sadness. A place of hope. A place of beauty. It’s hard to describe.

Here’s what I’m thinking and feeling…We live in one world. We all experience sadness, hope, awe, and beauty. And joy. Those who perished twenty years ago and all who have perished since also experienced those emotions in their lives. I’m going to honor them by paying attention to all the emotions of the anniversary. And hope for the awe of joy and beauty in our lives, in our futures.

Hugs to all. And hug your loved ones. Let them know that you love them.

Published by gat2jdt2

60 something retirees (or semi-retirees) learning to live differently

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