It’s been seven years since September 11 turned everything upside down. The world is still a very scary place right now and I’m not sure that many Americans feel a whole lot safer than they did on that day. There’s still nothing to visit at Ground Zero. It’s basically a big construction pit. There’s a push to get things done by the 10th anniversary, but we’ll see if that happens.
I was fortunate to not have any family or friends involved in the tragedy on 9/11, but I know plenty of people who did and my heart still aches thinking about how thousands of lives were instantly and concretely changed on that day. The effect of 9/11 was felt all over the globe, but to actually lose a husband, wife, child, mother, fiance, friend or whatever in that way is just beyond words.
Peace to all of you who mourn that day.