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September 11, 2011

I don’t want to

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 9:01 am
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Everyone knows what today is.  Even if we didn’t realize at first what today is, the media won’t let us forget.  And I am not saying that we should forget.  Any American who was alive 10 years ago never will. We will always remember exactly where we were when we first heard the news.  But I don’t want to spend the day pulling the scab off a wound that is healing. 
We all had family members that we wanted to be near as soon as possible.
  We all had loved ones that we worried for.  We all eventually found out that someone we knew, (or worse, loved) or someone that a friend of a friend of a friend knew, lost their life that day. (For me it was my “crush” from freshman year of high school – he had been at work in one of the towers.)
So no, I don’t want to spend the day in sadness remembering the horrible events of 10 years ago today. 
I’d rather spend it in appreciation of who we are today, what we stand for today, and what is important today.


  1. I feel the same way (although I did not know anyone who was hurt or lost their life that day) and that’s why I chose not to post anything on my blog that had to do with 9/11. There’s enough sadness in this world as it is, and we DO need to focus on the good. We must move on.
    It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years already… in a way it feels like it just happened.
    I love your pictures, they show that the sun does come up again, and life goes on.

    Comment by thedailyclick — September 11, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  2. Karen, this is a beautiful posting for today, thanks for sharing it

    Comment by Sherry — September 11, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  3. I think we all felt the effects of that day, regardless of where we were, or who we knew… and totally understand your desire to focus on the today…

    Comment by FS Photography — September 11, 2011 @ 9:16 am | Reply

  4. I know. That’s why I haven’t turned on the TV yet. And why Katie the dog and I are contemplated where we can go for fun instead of staying home and being sad. Not to say we aren’t feeling a bit sad anyway.

    Comment by Dawn — September 11, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply

  5. I agree with you. We all know what happened, no one will ever forget. Every one was affected that day in one way or another. That day will probably remain more clear in our minds for the rest of our lives than events that happened a month ago. Neither one of my boys had been born yet, so they have no idea what went on 10 years ago, but they will read about it in history books, and I will tell them what it felt like for me. I don’t know anyone who lost their life on that day, but I mourned right along with the rest of the country. My husband and I sat and watched the news stories in silence that evening. Someone hit us where it hurt, and we weren’t going to let that go! Almost hard to believe that it’s been 10 years already…. my heart definitely goes out to anyone who was directly affected by those events ♥

    Comment by Photo By Holly — September 11, 2011 @ 9:52 am | Reply

  6. Thank you.

    Comment by Bob Zeller — September 11, 2011 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  7. Beautiful photos and sentiment, Karen.

    Comment by Becky Sue — September 11, 2011 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  8. Perfect post.

    Comment by Brendan Davis — September 11, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Reply

  9. Very beautiful.

    Comment by renae — September 11, 2011 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  10. Yep, not gonna do it either. No news today, just spending as much time as I can enjoying LIFE as a citizen in this free country. For me, that is the only way to celebrate, honor and remember this day.

    Comment by milkayphoto — September 11, 2011 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  11. We watched one show this morning and I read a little in the paper. That was more than enough for me. Very nice post. I love the spirit of the photos.

    Comment by JenniferA — September 11, 2011 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  12. Lovely photos which do take one’s mind off what was and what is. It is time for America to go forward again. We have seemed to be have been stuck in a rut since that day.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — September 12, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  13. Yes! That’s exactly how I feel (or felt, since it was yesterday) too. Thank you for expressing it so well in both words and photos. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — September 12, 2011 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  14. Karen…this is a lovely post and as usual your writing is amazing.

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — September 12, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  15. Thank you everyone for validating how I was feeling yesterday – this didn’t feel like the type of post where I should be responding individually to comments, so I hope anyone who is interested in my response will get to read this.

    Comment by Karma — September 12, 2011 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  16. And here, coming in a day late and a couple cards short of a deck . . . You did a good job. A really good job.

    Comment by Gerry — September 12, 2011 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  17. A perfect post for that day. Remembering and honoring those that lost their lives is one thing; dwelling is another. Dwelling is not healthy and will change nothing.

    Comment by Carol — September 14, 2011 @ 10:33 am | Reply

  18. This is a lovely post, Karma. Thank you.

    Comment by Kathy — September 19, 2011 @ 8:07 am | Reply

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