not ready to forget

Today marks eleven years since what almost any New Yorker would tell you was one of the worst days of our lives.

I woke up this morning and flipped on Morning Joe to listen and remember. They were talking about Beyonce’s baby.

I turned to the local news channel, New York 1. They were discussing whether Vitamin D might be the long-sought cure to male pattern baldness.

I picked up the New York Times, the gray lady. Their coverage of 9/11 was tireless. Today, September 11, 2012, there is no mention of 9/11 on its front page.

And then I went to Facebook, where I found a news feed full of pictures and poems and heartfelt remembrances and vows never to forget.

We hear a lot about social media and how it’s bringing the death of civilization, the end of productivity, the porridge-ing of our brains.

But for me, today, I found community and comfort.

The internet’s not all bad.

Off to remember and pray on this sad day.

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Liz Slate September 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Woke up on a beautiful Tuesday morning just like I did 11 years ago today.

Spent the first part of the morning showing and explaining to my kids the pictures that my friends and bloggers posted in remembrance.

Never forget

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amywlsn September 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

thanks for sharing, Liz.

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Mohaley September 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I’m very sad that only 11 years after 3000 innocent people lost their lives the local school system failed to have a moment of silence to remember the victims and their families. Like so many others, I took the time to explain the significance of the day to my 8 and 5 year old so that they will never forget.

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amywlsn September 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

My kids’ school did nothing, either. My friend said it’s like we got to ten years and then- if it’s not a “big” anniversary, it’s not a big deal. I think that’s sad.

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Holly Rosen Fink September 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Just reading this and you are right. I sat in bed all morning on 9/11 listening to the names of every victim and did not move until it was over. I will never, ever forget.

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