A thought to reflect on: the last time September 11th was a Tuesday, it was the year 2001… six years later. A Tuesday morning. I want this thread to be about looking back and looking forward. I want this thread to be about you. I consider this point of reflection to be more important than any arbitrary milestone.
My thoughts at this moment. There is so much that we don’t know about 9/11. When I see people walking down the street, should they feel secure like I did one year after or should they feel something is not right as I did soon after I began to question the events. I will not speak today but I will listen. I guess, everyone has to question for themselves.
But who I especially feel for is the victims of 9/11, children who lost parents in the World Trade Center, children who turn six years old this year - those who never knew a world before 9/11. How do they question or compare the world to another time? I suppose I never knew the SDMB as it was before 9/11. Sometimes I wonder if it is forgotten, or in the background. This culture!! The music is crap, the movies are trash. In the song of Gavin DeGraw, “I’m surrounded by liars, everywhere I turn”. People are obnoxious, snarky, laughing airheads. I remember the 1980s when people had more levity and gravity (I don’t even want to write or think about generation 2000… ugh). People were real back then, none of this silly back and forth nonsense, vain, bloated talk.
I take the words of Ferris Bueller as wisdom: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” How are we to interpret the world? I do believe that this 9/11, Ipod generation does want to understand the world, they read blogs, listen to songs, watch Jon Stewart or Conan O’Brien, ect. I think of all the little things that I did or others did that make a difference. I give my perspective even though it won’t be heard. Let them know! Let them know! Never forget that you are there, that you are important - when you do something significant, after you do something significant, and above all, you are important right now. Just being there.
So what do you think about this six year milestone, the 9/11 generation, what can they teach you, what can you teach them. Let’s stay true to ourselves as all of us were this summer on the Board. Never loose sight of what really is important…everything but only in focus. After all, it’s only another Tuesday.