Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nolite Oblivisci

photo by Nereo Zane

Last year at about this time, I witnessed as a very talented Navajo musician sing a song about 9-11 that said,
among other things:

"where were you when the world stopped spinning".

Eleven years ago today, the world woke up and saw things change forever. We learned more about the depth of both good and evil in mankind.

I remember someone on the news a few days later said, that we were "all New Yorkers now".

Firemen have always received and deserved admiration, but I don't think anyone can look at them the same way again. They truly are heroes.

Bitterness, in a situation such as this, is a natural step in the process, but it must not become our new "normal".

We must all move past bitterness.

If the enemy manages to make you forever unhappy,
then the enemy has won.

And if you spend the rest of your life given over to vengeful thoughts, then you have lost that time - time that you could have been using towards better things and a better life.

We will never forget,
but we must continue to live,
and live in a way that shines a light on the faces of tyrants and terrorists; live in a way that proves wrong, all those who accuse us of being evil.

"Nolite Oblivisci"

never forget.

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