I Will Never Forget

This post is meaningful to me, and on this blog that honors history, my personal view of this historical day belongs…

sheri j kennedy ~ Riverside

20170909_085446For those of you outside of the US, this day may be just like any other, but for me September 11th is always momentous. On this day in 2001, I was up extra early and caught the news after the first plane had hit the World Trade Center. I saw the shock and fear of the reporters, as I felt it myself, when the second plane hit and we all felt the knife of attack rather than accident slice into our minds and hearts. I will never, never forget seeing the towers fall, and the thump of my soul once, and then again, in instant understanding and grief for those losses. It was devastating.

The reason I was up early, was to get a mole removed from my upper back. When the surgeon cut it out later that morning, I thought of the symbolism of carrying a physical scar from that day…

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  1. jrusoloward says:

    I worked on Wall Street and my husband was a firefighter in the area.

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    1. I can only imagine the impact of being there. The intensity here was mindboggling and heart-wrenching. My heart goes out to you both for what you went through and for the scars you still carry.

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      1. jrusoloward says:

        It’s hard and I rarely read posts on it. Everyone handles it differently.

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    2. Yes, grief is very personal. I almost never talk about losing my mom to cancer. Every year I’m urged – almost cajoled – to take part in Relay for Life. It’s a positive way to remember her, my community says. But it’s not my way, and I wasn’t ready for that. Last year, 18 years after her death, I finally agreed to walk the 3am – 5am shift for a fundraising team. I wanted to be nearly the only one there awake and do my walk in the dark of the night. It was a beautiful and healing experience, but I didn’t do it again this year – and don’t plan to do it in the future. If you’d like to see my post about it, it’s here https://sherijkennedyriverside.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/vigil-for-a-cure/

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  2. loshame says:

    I like your post 😊.

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