Monday, September 11, 2006

Today and everyday

Dirtman began the day by turning on the television. And it began.

The 9/11 coverage and everyone trying so hard to capture the whole thing with words.

Words words words. Enough already with the words.

Because, thank God, there are no words that are going to recapture that day completely and, in a way, I’m glad such an experience is beyond speech. We assign words to that which we experience and more words to what we experience the most.

So I really just want everyone to shut up and stop speculating and blaming. All we seem to derive from all this is the adrenaline rush brought on by remembrance or anger at whomever. And I don’t know that this is a good legacy for those that died.

Is anything good going to come out of watching everybody’s version of that day? Not a minute of feeling bad about watching the planes hit the World Trade Center towers over and over again will undo those events.

It’s as though we’ve got a nationwide epidemic of survivor’s guilt. Were it any other issue or event, mental health specialists would be telling us to stop dwelling on it. But we keep picking at it and picking at it as though we aren’t happy unless it’s open and bleeding.

I doubt, given a gift one hour back on earth, if those that died that day would choose to talk to their loved ones about the specifics of their deaths.

So I’ve decided I’d keep my focus on the only positive thing that came out of that day, the realization that we must find a way to love each other, starting as individuals since you can only control you. I will make it my goal to release hatred and anger toward anyone, not just those only slightly tick me off .

That is all I will allow this day to remind me about.


Mrs Lifecruiser said...

The dwelling has reached Sweden now.... Pheeew.

Brilliant post, 'nuff said!

Hurray for the LOVE part :-)

MammaK said...

I don't often get on my soap box so I'll try to make my stay brief. I think we do need to see the pictures of those planes crashing into the Twin Towers on a regular basis. Why? Because, the American people are too quick to forget the horror of that day. I don't think those who lost their lives that day would want us to forget either. Whatever it takes to keep us focused on the fact that we are fighting a war against people who hate everything we stand for and will do anything and everything they can to kill and maim as many of us as possible. All I can say is Whatever it takes we MUST never forget!

Rainypete said...

Good for you. Sounds an awful lot like my take on things. Much better to look at the good and let the bad teach us to value what we have.

AdriftAtSea said...

Glad to see someone doesn't want the terrorists to win. :D

Katrina said...

Memories like this are valuable only if they work real changes in our lives. I hope that all the remembrance of that day will cause us each to look inward as well as outward.

sisiggy said...

I'm not by any stretch of the imagination suggesting we forget the events of 9/11/2001, no more than I would suggest we "forget" the Holocaust. I just feel our energies are better spent in other areas than watching the television replay and exploit those events over and over again while selling hours of commercial time to do it. (Granted, the 9/11 movie was presented commercial-free).

mrhaney said...

they did play it over and over again and it was very hard to watch. i think a little bit of it is good to show though. i don't think any of us will forget that day.

Hick said...

Nicely said.

I like to focus on the positive also, but, as you said, we must never forget.

bonnie said...

9/11 feels like it's been repackaged & sold back to us.

I for one am not buying. I remember it just fine, thanks, and I don't need Oliver Stone to tell me what I should feel with a celluloid version.

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