Thursday, September 11, 2008

100 Words - 36

I would like to return to September 12.

Before the death of thousands became a rallying cry for opportunists, I thought of those citizens in other parts of the country as Americans. Now, I have to make a conscious effort not to divide them into "red-staters" and "blue-staters".

On September 12, I wanted to help. I bought socks for the K-9 units, baked for those who were giving blood. I needed to help those heroes who ran into the buildings as they fell.

I want to see us all as Americans again. I want to return to September 12.

--from Journeywoman


Anonymous said...

I remember that feeling too. I remember how, no matter where I went, people just started talking. It was like there was this sudden need to form a connection with everyone around us.

Delenn said...

I know that for me, "911" has no become tainted by the administration's use for their own agendas.

annacyclopedia said...

I'm moved to tears, Journeywoman. So beautiful and true.