Memories and musings

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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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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