Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Slowly Surely

Have you noticed how much more poignant all the footage from September 11th was during this 10th Anniversary. More so than in any year prior?

Did time not ease the wound, or did we just come to fully realize all that was lost in the attacks?

In our rush to return to normalcy and seek justice we may have missed out on the reflection and healing process that only time can bring.

My husband and I spent this weekend running a Fort2Base 10 Nautical race commerating 9/11, American Vets, and our fallen brothers-in-arms. It was a cathartic way to gather with like-minded individuals and pay tribute to other Americans.

But in all the running and gaiety the somber mood of the nation was not lost. On September 11, 2001 we lost not only countless lives, but a sense of invinciblity we all held so dear.

If there is one lesson I have learned from this tragedy it is to allow time to heal wounds, mend hearts, and clear minds. Immediate reactions/responses will not necessarily lead to future comfort.

May we endeavor to slowly but surely band together and heal our land.