Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2007

On September 11, 2001, the Towers fell.

It seems like such an innocuous thing to say, as if they were only childrens' toys in the playroom. But those three words bring up a churning, choking mass of emotions in me, even today ...

Grief, for those who died, known and unknown to me.

Sadness, for those who lost family, friends, and co-workers. I cannot imagine the pain that they felt, and are still feeling.

Rage, toward the people who did this thing.

Every year for me, 9/11 is a day to recall what matters most.

To enjoy the family and friends that I have, and to give thanks for their continued presence and influence.

To remember those who have gone before me, and to miss them.

To remember that we are all connected in some way, whether we know it or not.

And to remember that this too, shall pass.

To all the people who have influenced me, I thank you.

To all the people who love me, I love you too, and wish you absolute happiness and peace.

Please keep in mind what matters most... and hold them tightly tonight.

- LaVeda Hatchel Mason, 9/11/2007

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