Category: Sept 11th

Starch

  If I don’t focus, life can be a real pain in the ovaries. Recently, I have started reading about Stoicism. I’m finding meditation is a little too cozy-blanket unless I’m going to be a monk, which is still an option on my table, but in the meantime, I need to strike a balance between…

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Worn

The faces of 9/11 look older now. The actual photographs, hair styles, clothing, are aging.  America has moved on and it’s been so long since that horrific day that the people we lost are starting to look different. I remember the first time I went through the memorial of the victims, on the first anniversary, they…

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Tattered Hem

What does it mean to remember, to never forget? Past the bumper stickers and the rolling banner on CNN, beyond the theme music. It’s probably different for everyone and I wonder if there are those, still overcome with grief, that wish they could forget. I didn’t lose anyone on 9/11. I know a few distant…

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Handkerchief

Loss. When you put yourself out there you make connections with people.  Some of them stick, most of them don’t, but when they stick there’s nothing like it. Man or woman, friend or lover, someone sees you, gets you and enjoys you. So great in such a big world. When you get to that comfortable…

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