So as not to let this day go unnoticed, I just want to take a moment to reflect. Last year I wrote a great deal about 9/11. And of course I’ve thought about those awful events a lot this week – about people I know who have lost someone to that day, people I know who are still out there fighting for us today, and of course thinking back to my own experience of that day, silly and naive as it was. One thing I have personally gained from that terrible loss is a huge leap in maturity.
Even if it didn’t happen immediately, I grew up a lot after September 11th and thank goodness I think about people other than myself a lot more now. I pay attention when things matter and try to be more aware of what’s going on. I’m not perfect, but I’ve come along way. And I think we can say the same thing for America. We’re not perfect, but we’ve come along way. And I don’t think we’ll ever forget, though sometimes we’d like to. I know sometimes I’d like this day to pass without a thought. But I also know that it can’t.
I’m not going to go on about this. My brain is all newborn mush today and I’ve said better before and other people are saying it better right now. So feel free to go read their thoughts and just know that I was here, I did think about it, and my thoughts and compassion go out to everyone who is hurting today for what happened then.