It was the most perfect day as I kept thinking.
The sun was out and the sky was clear and the air
was fresh and all felt so right with the world.
I had scheduled work for Westchester which is not far
from New York City, my Egyptian husband came with me this
day to share time and show him what I do for my work.
We heard on the citizen band radio in my car the truckers
talking about the traffic and confusing reports about
the planes crashing into the WTC..
I put on the radio station and heard the news stating the same.
I immediately changed my route for this day. I worked closer to home and even in doing so faced so many treating myself and my husband as if we were the pilots of these planes..
I completed as much of my day as my emotions could handle
and went home and was glued to the tv for days ..
In shocked myself and my husband and the whole world
could not believe what we were seeing..
Forgiveness is hard to come by however, many have held it
into their hearts .. I thank God for this blessing.
Ten years later.. hatred is still living.. descrimination
is still thriving … but most of all .. prayers are
always in everyones hearts for those whom lost their
lives on the day the world stood still..
If we ourselves remain angry and then sing world peace,
it has little meaning. So, you see, first our individual self
must learn peace. This we can practice. Then we can teach
the rest of the world .
~The Dalai Lama