Remember the past.
Live in the present.
Plan for the future.
And may those plans be based in growth and love, not anger and hate.
I don’t know any better way to approach today. Like many others I was impacted significantly by the attack 13 years ago. I continue to be on a regular basis as I fly back and forth around the world. Some of the changes have been positive; many have been negative. But that’s life. Doesn’t make it any easier, I suppose, but that’s not what is always supposed to happen.
Some years I’ve been angry. Others I’ve been sad. This year is somewhere between contemplative and resigned. I just reread the post I wrote three years ago. I was definitely angry then. I also still think it is one of the better things I’ve ever written.
And, to be fair, I’m still angry. Not as much as I was and now mostly focused on different targets. But I am still angry.
Being angry is OK. It is a necessary part of healing in many cases. But it is just part of the process. It cannot be the only thing. Hopefully that’s a lesson learned more broadly – including by me – sooner than not.
A different sort of 9/11 remembrance
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