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Monday, September 11

September 11th

I have chosen not to watch any television today or listen to any radio stations as I take in for another year the tragedy of September 11th. The television and radio will undoubtedly be riddled with stories and images replaying one of the most horrible times in American history. This may sound insensitive but I have instead decided to internally contemplate what the global environment is currently like and to give thought to how families and working people just like me live in a culture of violence every single day. I am grateful today because my family and I do not face the everyday endeavors of a family in Darfur, Israel, Lebanon, etc... I am grateful today because I can walk in public in relative safety. Remembering is always essential but how about we contemplate what the world needs at this moment? How about we make the world a safer place?

5 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Blogger kidletsmum said...

Indeed. I don't have a telly and don't live in the Western world, so I don't know what's been happening in the media today. I do know that there's still far too much hate in the world. And the amount of hate growing between religions is frightening. The violence in my part of the world is terrifying. I agree, remembering is important. Looking for change is more important though. Meeting violence with more violence will not bring the right kind of change.

 
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