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First post in 3 years. But here’s how I feel today. September 11, 2012

Posted by Robert in Uncategorized.
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I can never sleep on the night between 9/10 and 9/11.

I can’t help but think where I was and when I heard the news. I can’t help but think about how much changed that day. I can’t help but think about walking from Fundamental Musicianship to Expository Writing, which was the exact time I heard the first tower was hit.

The rest of the day was a blur. It seems like the rest of the next 11 years has still been a blur.

What I know is that I couldn’t be prouder of our men and women in uniform right now. I couldn’t be prouder of our Nation. We’ve come so far from that day, with so much more to go. But I honestly believe that my children will know a peaceful world. I have to believe that. Today our nation mourns as it should. But It should also continue to heal, as it is want to do when these events occur.

We are, if nothing else, a nation of believers. Be it in God, or Humanity. Be it in thy neighbor or thy self. Be it in industry or charity, hopefully both. We choose to believe that our better angels will prevail.

Today, I urge you to stop and listen to the names of the lost. But don’t just focus on those lost. Think of the names of those still here. If you are reading this, you are amongst them. No matter how you choose to act, do so. Act upon the advice of your better angels.

Do something today to unite, not divide. Reach out to a loved one with whom you’ve had a falling out. Make amends for a wrong you feel you’ve committed. Or, forgive a wrong you feel has been done to you.

On 9/12, you’ll be a better human for it.

I’ll get off my soap box now.

God Bless America. God save her soldiers both domestic and abroad.