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11 September 2012 @ 07:00 pm
On remembering.  
Remember the Maine!

Remember the Lusitania!

Wait - no one does that anymore?

No - because all fades into the mists of time. It is not forgetting so much as it is healing. What is to be served by opening the wound again and again?

By continually looking back, we completely miss our present and fail to look forward into our future. The bell cannot be unrung, but it need not continue to toll.

We do not honor the dead by mourning them endlessly. That makes us just as dead inside. We honor the dead by living - living now, in the present, not in the past.

Life goes on after death. THIS we should never forget.
If You Saw Me You'd Know I Was: irritatedirritated
Michael: Cola Killnebris on September 12th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Ya fergot the Alamo. ;)

Dydandydan on September 12th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well, in all fairness, its a really tiny building! Its easy to forget.... ;p
Dydandydan on September 12th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)

I live for the day when we can see an end to the 9/11 tragedy porn. And that's what it is. Instead of everyone swinging their dicks around, its swinging their patriotism around to see who is the better griever.

Where are the dick wavers on the anniversary of the OKC bombing? I bet the vast majority of people I'd ask can't even remember the date of when that happened. What about any other terrible event that resulted in a loss of life? And how many of those people are channeling that "patriotism" into volunteering at soup kitchens or homeless shelters?
alphak10: kittiesalphak10 on September 12th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
I like that here in St Louis there is an newer annual concert that has a different kind of healing being served for the 9/11 attacts. Have you heard about the Sheldon concert for religious deversity? Great stuff. Christian, Islamic, Budist, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh.... They get together. Perform and show that it is not one religion against another... why can we not have more healing like that in this country and on this planet. Us all shake hands and say... "I respect you. And I am glad to have a glimps into your world. Thank you for sharing with me."