Sixteen years ago, my generation–who for the most part had never seen true horror in the US–saw it happen right in front of our eyes. Even those of us who were not directly affected by the attacks felt the towers fall. The whole county felt it.
And I still get emotional thinking about it every year.
It’s crazy how a person can remember every small detail of a day, like so many of us can with September 11, but that’s just how the human brain works. But every year on this date, all I can think about is how insignificant so much of what we do on a daily basis is. Writing, commuting, the day job…what does it matter right?
But that’s a horrible way to look at things. Instead, we need to focus on making sure that everything we do does matter. Because if there is anything September 11 taught us, it’s that everything can be taken away in the blink of an eye. So cherish your life, hug your kids, and don’t waste of second of this gift you’ve been given called life.
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