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what is there left to say?

by mg at 05:34 PM on September 12, 2001

The whole point of this site is to allow me the chance to speak my mind. But really, what is there to say?

I could offer prayers and memories to the families of those hurt and injured. I could reveal the utter sadness I feel when imagining how any person could inflict this kind of pain on another human being. I could go into a tirade about terrorism, and how those responsible for this need to be punished. I could talk about the threat to democracy, and how to ensure Americanís freedom, we will lose freedoms. I could talk about the intense patriotism that Iím feeling; how Iím proud to be an American and that for the first time in my life Iíve seriously considered enlisting in the army. I could express the emptiness I feel every time I look at the New York skyline and realise those beautiful towers are gone forever.

I could probably sit here for another week and doing nothing but list all the emotions Iím feeling right now. But in the end, it doesnít make one difference what Iím feeling.

The World Trade Center is gone. Thousands of people are dead. Thousands more are injured and families across the country are mourning those losses. New York City, the United States, and the whole world will never be the same, and nothing anyone can do or say to change that.

comments (3)

I'm not sure that you need to say any more. You have done a lot and maybe what we need is to have Bad Sam go back to doing what it does best. We won't forget what happened, but we can't let it keep our lives on hold.

by Josh at September 12, 2001 7:14 PM

I'm so impressed by the way New Yorkers have responded in this crisis - lining up in the streets to applaud the rescue workers, pitching in to do whatever's needed. This is a great country and New York is truly a great city. The bastards did not win.

I don't know if it's time yet to attempt a return to business as usual. This is a mourning process, and it takes time. How much time is an utterly individual issue. I myself have spent the day in and out of sorrow and rage, reacting to the different stories and opinions I've heard and read.

What is there left to say? Whatever comes to mind, as you work through this, MG. If you never speak of it again, or if it's all you can think to write for the next who-knows-how-long, it's ok. Weblogging is excellent therapy, however you choose to use it.

by kd at September 12, 2001 9:14 PM

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me...

by bri at September 13, 2001 10:50 AM

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