Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th...


I think that it's important to take a moment, even if only briefly, to stop and reflect on September 11th. It's been nearly ten years since that fateful day. Although it's paramount to grow, to heal, and to rebuild... it's also important to remember. To remember is to honor.

There's been a lot of controversy in the news lately – burning books of faith, protests and messages of hate. These acts do not honor those who have fallen... those who fell that day or those who have fallen since that day. I don't often talk about religion or politics here. I do talk about LOVE and tolerance. So, I won't diverge. It's easy to be angry, to be swept up in hurt and lash out, BUT even though it's harder to LOVE, it's the only path that will mend what has been broken.

Let us remember, honor and cherish... but most importantly, let us love.

13 comments:

Higgins Design Studio said...

Thank you... well said!

Beverly Herman said...

Thank Andrew. You had just the right words to say.

Janet said...

Well said Andrew. I so feel for the many people whos children are fatherless and husbands and wives, Sons and daughters now gone. So senseless. One day I believe The Lion will lay with the Lamb!

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Sabine said...

Thank you for being so eloquent.

Ann
mycriticaleye.com

The Paper Princess said...

I could not agree more.

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Susan Jones Designs said...

Beautifully said, Andrew. We had a moment of silent prayer tonight for those lost on 9/11 and for their families.

SummersStudio said...

Thank you, Andrew. Words of love, tolerance, and understanding are what we need on this day. My son serves as a medic in Afghanistan in the very area where all of this started. It is complex but healing is what we here at home need.

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Fanciful Expressions said...

Thank you for your post,Andrew. I couldn't agree with you more. Wouldn't our world be so much better without hate and anger?

Jeannie said...

Thank you for these beautiful words Andrew, "let us love." "to remember is to honor."
I remember I was there.
http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/2010/07/23/your-defining-moments/ ‎
I saw love and hate collide everyday, every minute.

Malin de Koning said...

So well spoken! Thank you!

Gaea said...

*Deep sigh*