Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11

That Day, Again

I was up at 5:15 this morning, Bush, thinking about those towers. Thinking about those hundreds of people who arrived to work that morning and never made it home. Thinking about those who were expecting them. Thinking about the men and women from the fire and police departments who lost their lives on the job...

My intention was to do my half hour's meditation and then get to the blog in good time before getting George's breakfast and making our morning cup of tea. Got started on the meditation, planning to devote the whole half hour to the practice of compassion for those who died, their families and loved ones, and those who survived. My mind, however, did not want to stick with the job I'd given it. Too hard. Too painful. It refused to concentrate, just wanted to go to sleep. I think maybe it did, because when I opened my eyes, expecting to see the digits on the clock read 5:45, it was already 6:30. It's possible that the mind simply numbed out.

This morning, of course, we're treated to the usual gang of politicians and pundits making points. More moving than anything they can say are the long lists of names being read out at Ground Zero and the other sites, and the sight of family members in tears. All the words in the world can't heal those wounds. That said, I'm out of words myself this morning, Bush. Grief seems simply inadequate...

3 comments:

GringoWithoutBorders said...

Ok, maybe this is callous but how long are people going to go on and on about 9/11. Move past it, get over it. It's been 5 YEARS. There are humans killed every day on Earth by us and others.

Is the US media going to focus each year on this only as long as Bush is President or how about for 10 years and then move on, maybe 20 years and then move on?

Is 9/11 more horrific then the Oklahoma City bombing or Drunk Driving deaths or dead Palestinians or Iraqis or Darfur?? A human is a human, who cares if you are American or Rwandan. I guess the tax man does, whether the tax man is King, Dictator or Elected official.

I guess you have to give each group something/somebody to hate or remind them of certain events each year so each group remains united/intact and the knives kept sharp. Maybe we should have an atomic holocaust day like Japan does to keep American atrocities at the forefront.

farleft said...

How much longer can this administration use this date for political gain. justification?

PK said...

I'm past the grief on this one Peter, sorry. I'm compassionate, but this is for those who lost theirs. Bush keeps this going for his own gain, fear mongering. So he can keep our troops in a place we aren't needed anymore. There is a civil war going on over there in Iraq now, all our troops are are targets for hate that they feel for one another. He just asked for more money for Iraq, I wonder where these billions are going? Our troops want to get the hell out of there now, our generals want out, 65% of the people in the US want our troops out of there. He knows this, that's why he keeps playing on the sympathy's of everyone. He can't stop the 9/11 rhetoric, if he does all is lost. It's lost anyway, he just isn't seeing it. No one is more special than another where atrocities are concerned, yet our government blows it all out of proportion for political gain. Pretty sad...