Monday, September 11, 2006

My Memory

Well today is September 11, 2006. It is five years ago that the trade centre attacks took place and it still feels like yesterday that I was watching it all happen on TV with the sickest feeling in my stomach. It was such a surreal moment and looking back probably the worst moment in my life. At the time I had relatives living in New York and a cousin working in the pentagon so the images that were being broadcast to me and the feeling of not know if the people I loved were ok was a moment I will never forget. They say moments like these get burnt into your mind and this one was. Its one of my most vivid memories but not for any of the right reasons.

Five years later and so much has changed. The world in a way is in turmoil and there is no solution in sight. The western world keeps engaging in these wars on terrorism but nothing has changed. Only our opinion is changing. We are judging people and their cultures because of the actions of a few extremists and a wave of racism seems to be spreading. I do not know the answer to the problem our world is currently facing but the solution is definitely not hate.

I hope everyone takes a moment to remember how 9/11 affected them, then I hope you go on with your daily life because even though some things in this world have changed we should never live in fear.

3 comments:

BZ said...

I saw your blog from 25 peeps and I stopped by to say hello. I felt the frustration you alluded to in this 9/11 post, like a million other people I posted on the topic too. Come on over and check it out!

Ancient Clown said...

There IS a solution my brother, and it is one you have the choice of embracing of your own free will.
In the TRUE war being waged, it is not being fought between countries, nor religions, nor races of men. Truly, I tell you the great war being waged, in secret, is within us all...and as such, there are no innocent bystanders.
Within here is your choice. Within that 'war', which IS your choice, you will discover what 'Free Will' is.
Free will is not in your day to day decisions, but is ENTIRELY in your initial decision to find out who you are in GOD's eyes. Why did GOD put YOU here?
"Like a pebble hitting a still pond, so do the ripples of your being go out from you."
In changing yourself and your REACTIONS, you can alter others and their reactions. The only thing that is inevitable is change. Decide, how you can best effect it through yourself.
"I don't think I know...I just know I'm thinking."
A smile on one streetcorner can actually spread around the world faster than one can imagine.
Just thinking aloud.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

Spud said...

Thank you for your thoughts.