Post 9/11 where did our love go?
Do you remember where you were when you heard those first reports about some kind of accident involving a jet airplane and the World Trade Center building in NYC?
I remember being at work and as the story began to unfold, everything else ceased to exist! I can recall the shock and horror seeing the footage of the first plane hitting the tower and then to an even more horrid degree feeling paralyzed as I watched the second plane hit. "What in the hell is going on" I thought to myself? Then as news continued to pour in about what was suspected as terrorist attacks, I regained my consciousness and moved to action. I quickly excused and removed myself from work and with absolute single mindedness drove to my daughters elementary school to get her out of what I felt might be harms way. Then I re-united with my wife to form our family, there is nothing stronger than a family!
What a sick feeling came over me as I was driving to be with them. At this time I had no cell phone and I could not reach them at the school (busy) or at home (no answer), Oh God help me and keep them safe.
The coverage of the tragedy was almost unbearable and I had not a relative or friend that was lost, but for those who had lost loved ones, the coverage of this was over the top.How can we take such liberties to rehash this over and over just for what, the sake of a good story? Even now as I write this I shudder to think of what has happened and of the coverage that most definately will come from 10 years later. I am even ashamed of myself for writing the previous description of that sad day. But another tragedy happened in the wake of that disaster, it is how we lost the love that we shared with each other and the rest of the world. This was an opportunity and still is, to regain some of the empathy we had lost for our neighbors, both near and far.
Looking for that feeling again
A voice heard crying
After a time, the world and our world was changed, perhaps forever. With all previous trespasses forgiven, we and the world sought to be civil towards each other. The empathy that flowed so freely seemed so genuine and that it might last was my hope.
Just driving on the road in the days, weeks and months following drivers seemed so much more courteous to each other, I had to recall back when I was a kid 25+ years, to have comparison.
So I ask " What went wrong, why have we reverted back to our selfish lives"? I know that life does not stop and I know that we mourn the dead, but did we really have to let go of our new lives founded through tragic circumstances? This is just one voice, mine, of how I long to see that behavior towards each other again. Do you think we will ever regain that love for our fellow man?
One Day is Thousand Years w/o Love
If I need beg you to care for each other
If I need beg you to care for each other I will! Damn it, don't we get it;we all might just die tomorrow, but what a waste? Everyone deserves love and if we can just show it starting here in our own country just to rekindle that hope AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Mankind has a new hope, a real hope in each other.
All this world has to offer and we can't share even love? I am dying in this world, it seems so lost, as if we have reverted back to the savage animal creature inside us each. In a world w/o love what promise of future do we have to give our children? Love well and hope for tomorrow.