Monday, September 11, 2006
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN? WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
Five years ago, I was on the phone, gossiping with a friend about a co-worker's transgressions on the job. We had a lot to say about nothing. My caller ID beeped several times--friends and family
members trying to tell me what had happened.
For a whole hour, I didn't pick up. At that moment, it seemed that nothing could be more important than our petty grudges.
Five years later, the big questions on the news shows seems to be: Have we learned anything? Are we safer now?
I don't know about our country or our leaders, but I hope I learned that some things just don't matter. And that time is too precious to waste on them.
On September 11th, 2006, I, like millions of others, remember those who died in the towers and on the planes. And I also remember those around the globe who live with the horrors of war every day.
Tonight I will light my little candle for peace in all nations and I will set it in the window. It is a small, insignificant act, but it's all I can do. Join me?