Twin beams from WhattheHellz.com
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough
It's been 11 years since September 11th, 2001. When I think about that time, I remember the deep confusion and the persistent sadness. But the strongest memory I have is of the kindness and care we took of each other: in the Towers, by the responders, in the city as a community and the support that poured in from all around the world.
There were many moments of heroism, but in general we held each others' hands. New York City stopped for days and remembered what the most important things were - our relationships. There was soul searching and crying. We vowed to be the best versions of ourselves. We were glad to be alive. It was quiet.
There's a quote on our wall at Pop Karma - "As the years go by, this moment will last forever." At that time, during 9/11 and its aftermath it was impossible to imagine where we would be in five, ten, eleven years. Yet here we are. New York City is back to its frenetic pace. The years have gone by, and that moment does last forever. Like the other traumas we suffered and will continue to suffer, time, and we, inevitably move on. But we don't forget.
The challenge is to move on. You won't forget the old moments. But the new ones keep coming, so keep creating the best ones you can.