The many layers of 9/11

In some ways it is still unbelievable.  Ten years ago we were attacked and thousands of innocent lives were lost.  Watching the news feeds of those towers coming down still sends chills through our bodies.  It’s been ten years and yet it feels as though it were yesterday.  I’m sure that we can all remember with great detail where we were when we heard this most devastating news.

No matter where you live in this Country or the world, time stood still that day as we watched the horror of this most tragic event.  We were all effected, we suffer together, we grieve together, we remember together.

I’ve been to Ground Zero, there is something in the air there, something you feel as you look at the site.  It’s not neutral, it’s not just empty space, it’s alive…alive with memories, alive with feelings.

Some of us were no closer than our TV’s, some knew people in the area, some lost a friend or acquaintance, some lost a loved one.  We mourn in layers.

And now, we are once again on high alert.  We are threatened once again. 

Ten years ago, I simply lived on the New York border.  Now I have a daughter who lives in New York City. 

Let us pray…pray for those effected ten years ago…..pray for those effected today.


5 thoughts on “The many layers of 9/11

  1. A beautifully composed and gentle reflection on this tragedy we remember so well. I was in Brooklyn, NY on that day… (where I’m from.) I will keep all those affected by 9/11 in my prayers, thanks for this reminder, tragedies affect us all in different ways.

  2. A terrible tragedy and one just like all the tragedies around the world – Libya, Syria, the starvation in East Africa… I wonder if we have really learnt anything at all over the past decade?

  3. It is still unbelievable . . . the memories of watching the horrific tragedy unfold on TV are forever etched in my mind, and I live far, far away from New York. May God’s arms of love enfold those affected by the horrors of that day. Thank you for reminding us to remember.

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