Tuesday, September 16, 2008
RE: The 7th anniversary of 9/11. On the one hand, it's hard to believe that 7 years have passed since that day, I remember the events as if they happened yesterday. On the other hand, 7 years have passed since that day and the world has only gotten worse. Seeing the closeness and comradarie of people and nations on that day and the days that followed, I had a feeling that the whole world will unite and it would be a safer place for all of us. But, then again, I'm not a politician or a military person, and I did not see the same thing that those people saw. That 9/11 was an amazing opportunity to drive personal and political agendas and create this culture of fear and war and oh-so-misguided-and-misplaced-even-if-sincere patriotism. More and more people are coming out of that fog and that funk and realizing what happened was the absolute wrong chain of events. I just hope this bodes well for all of us in this very important year, a year of and for CHANGE.