It seems so long ago and yet it seems like yesterday...........a time when an entire country.....the entire world.....came together in collective sadness mixed with the shear determination to rise again. It was a time of excrutiating goodbyes, those for loved ones and friends and for those we never knew. It was a time we saw a magnitude of heroism the likes of which were almost super human - uncompromising and undeterred for the sake of others. It was a time of hate and a time of love.........it was a time to hold on and a time to let go. It was a time where words fell short and good deeds were plenty. It was a time of mourning and likewise a time to rejoice.......for those that were lost and those that were saved. It was a time of so many images that are burned in to our conciousness - for me one of them is the heroism of a priest beloved by many who in an instant lost his life in the process of saving - the image of his lifeless body being carried away is one I will never forget. So many images we, that were far away, were only viewing on our TV screens........while others right there, right in it, amongst it, touched by it, have more than just images burned in to their conciousness. It is for those lost. those left behind, those heroes..........we must carry in our hearts forever.
I am remembering........I will never forget.
WITH MUCH LOVE,