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WE are aware that this date has come to represent something horrific since that morning 5 years ago, when the sky didn’t just fall, but slammed into the lives of people around the world. Prior to that day, most of us, especially those who are Americans, had deluded ourselves into thinking we were safe from such a thing as a “terrorist attack”. On 11 September 2001 at 8:46 AM, (est), we found out, much to our disillusionment, we were not.
THERE are literally hundreds of thousands of tributes, articles and/or posts (like THIS beautiful rumination, THIS exceptional tribute, or THIS feisty rant) related to the events of 9/11 to be found all over the web, so we have no intention of getting overly emotional and/or waxing philosophical about it here. That said, we honestly feel we’d be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the date and accompanying significance altogether. Therefore, we thought it fitting to provide a few links in hopes they’ll be found worthwhile, which are listed below.
WORD IT: This is part of a site called Under Consideration, and it’s very cool. Every month, artists are invited to create a visual representation of a word, like flat, or box, or virtue, and it’s amazing what some of these talented folks come up with. This month the word is DOOM. As of this posting there were a total of 5 pages to peruse, we suspect there will be many more by the end of the day. (Thanks for this link, Jared)
SEPTEMBER 11 NEWS: this is a fascinating archive of everything that’s been printed and reported on the attacks that occurred from that terrible day through to the present. Trust us, it’s an impressive collection and we are completely in awe of the people responsible for putting it together.
CNN PIPELINE: Click on this link to watch the way CNN covered the events of 9/11 as it unfolded that day, in REAL TIME, starting at 8:30 AM, EST. Once the window pops up, click onto “Pipe 4” to watch the actual 9/11/01 coverage. CNN plans to make this available through midnight, tonight. (It’s free, by the way.)
OUR hearts are saddened for the families and friends of those who lost their lives because of that senseless act of violence 5 years ago, and we know you join us in our prayers on their behalf. On a day like this, we find ourselves wanting to hold our own loved ones a bit closer as we remind ourselves how lucky we truly are. We know we are blessed and we are more than grateful for all that we have. In that spirit, we invite you to share your own thoughts about that day, this day, or what you see and/or fear and/or HOPE will occur in the future.
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein
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