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Sep 11, 2012

9-11 Will Be Forgotten



It will be forgotten. One day. We all will be, as the universe grinds on to its slow heat death over trillions and trillions of unimaginable years.

It will be forgotten, as other human tragedies have been forgotten. And denied. And belittled. And shrugged away. Because we are human. Because we have to go on living. Because new generations are born who weren't there and don't know or don't care; or can bring themselves to care only if they stretch their empathy and their imagination and compassion--as we must stretch ourselves to remember and learn from and feel for the tragedies of the generations before us.

It will be forgotten.

But not by me.

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You can see photos of the day here.

You can also read my 9-11 ruminations from a previous year.

1 comment:

Jai Joshi said...

Those of us who lived through that day won't ever forget it. It changed too much.

Jai