Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thoughts On September 11

Sorry - I am really still just trying to figure out this blogging things work. I just wanted to write a few thoughts about what was now a little over a week ago the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. It was very interesting to me to watch how different people chose to deal with this day and event. I had one friend who mentioned she had chosen not to see or hear much about it, and that this had been a "relief" to her.
For myself, I chose a much different avenue. CNN was doing a media feed on their website that day of their actual coverage on the morning of September 11. My husband and I chose to watch it, and it was like reliving that morning all over again. We remembered vividly the feelings we had felt that morning, and I was surprised to find that my fear and anger were still there. I also had the opportunity to listen to a very riveting interview on the radio of an author who had written a book called 102 Minutes. In it, the author recounts the stories of the people that were in the World Trade Center towers that day - some who made it, and some who did not. He told many stories of common office workers who become heroes that day and lost their lives as they saved many othrs. It was very hard to listen to....but it helps me not to forget. Although I think immersing yourself in the tragedy of 9/11 on constant basis would be unhealthy, I think a brief plunge into the depths of human emotion and the despair of that day keeps our focus as a nation strong and sure. I know it does mine.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

My First Post

Well, here it is. My first post on my blog. I am doing this blog in the hopes that all of my friends and family that I don't get to see as much will have the chance to know what is going on in the Smith family, and in my mind and heart in general. This doesn't mean that I don't want to personally hear from you (please keep those e-mails coming!), but posting on my blog will allow me the freedom to post whenever I can, and you the freedom to visit whenever you can (which, of course, will be all the time, right?) :) Riiiight.....