As you know, I like lists. And every other Tuesday for some time, I’ve posted a list. Just of random things that are happening around me, to me, because of me… but this Tuesday is different because it has nothing to do with me. It has to do with us.
Ask anyone what they were doing between 8:46a and 9a on September 11, 2001 – they’ll know where they were, who they were with, probably even what they were wearing. But most importantly, they’ll remember exactly how they felt. I can tell you those things. The stunned feeling in my body, not really understanding the repercussions of what had happened. But even 11 years later, my chest still gets heavy and my heart breaks all over again.
It’s about us. About our country and what we believe in and stand for. It’s about our camaraderie and our willingness to help our neighbors. No list today. Because we don’t need a list to remember.
Peace be with you and your loved ones.