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Six years ago still seems like yesterday, or at least to me it does. I feel like I'm the only one though. I feel like I haven't even come close to coming to terms with the whole tragedy. I still cringe whenever I hear today's date. It seems sacrilege whenever I hear anything else associated with this date from album releases or due dates or meeting dates or even expiration dates on food. I know the world shouldn't just stop on this day, but part of me wishes it would.

I visited Ground Zero for the first time this past weekend. Yes, in all the times that I've been to NYC in the past few years, I've never been. The first time I went to NYC (on my own) was December 2001 and I regret not going, though I think at that point the whole thing might've been too powerful for me in that state. Right now it pretty much looks like a construction site (well it is a construction site...) and even that made me choked up. I can't wait for them to finish the real memorial. It's going to be so incredibly beautiful. Right now it's all just raw... but not in a good way. :/

I saw my cousin's name on the list that they have there. It kind of brought the whole thing home. I managed to hold back my tears so as not to make foreverseenstar uncomfortable, but being there was just incredibly sad.

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The worst part of the whole visit was all the fucking protestors. There was a huge group of people protesting the war, and Bush, and yelling that 9/11 was an "inside job" and the whole thing just made me feel so much rage. Why the FUCK are you protesting on someone's grave? People are there to mourn and grieve and pay respect not to listen to your fucking hippie propoganda. They were all extremely lucky that none of them got any closer to me than they did because I would've punched them out. I'm all for freedom of speech and all that jazz, but there's a time and a place and that one wasn't it.

So take a minute today to say a prayer or take a moment of silence for all the lives that were lost six years ago today. Be kind to your fellow human beings today, too, because we're all in this together.



God bless, America. We will never forget.

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wordsleadmeon
Sep. 11th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm just commenting with hugs, because there's really nothing I or anyone else can say that will make any of what's happened any easier or better... I'm right there with you on cringing over the date. Especially this year, considering it's falling on a Tuesday again. I'm Canadian and it's mind boggling to me that I had class today... something about it just felt wrong...

*huge hugs*

wolfsavard
Sep. 11th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun. I mean would a national day of mourning really be all that terrible? *sigh*
wordsleadmeon
Sep. 12th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
You're really more than welcome, Laura. And no, I really don't think it would be. Even a moment of silence like we do on November 11th up here (can't speak as to the US as I've never been down there on Veterans' Day, so I just no Rememberance Day proceedure) to remember all the soliders that fought and/or died in the wars if the people don't want the entire world to come crashing to a halt... I mean, it's not huge, but it's something, right? Just something official.
wolfsavard
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Exactly. This world just never stops anymore, does it?
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