Quiet Remembrance

by Ginger on September 11, 2011

in Random

After 10 years, I finally sat down to write out my memories and thoughts on what happened September 11, 2001. I’ve never actually done it before–I didn’t really want to, and I didn’t think I needed to. In fact, I thought I’d always remember everything about that day. And then I realized I’d forgotten one little detail I thought I’d always remember. So I gave in, and I wrote it down. It’s about 1100 words of pure brain dump–no editing, no cohesion, no polished writing. It’s me, and my memory, finally getting it down in words.

But I don’t need to share it here, at least not today–maybe never. I’ve waffled about it for about a week, whether to put something up, but at the end of the day, I don’t feel like I can. Or should. Or some combo, I’m not sure. But it just doesn’t feel right for me, for here, today.

So instead, I’m going to quietly observe the anniversary in my own way. I’m going to remember that day and my thoughts on the days since in the privacy of my own head. I’m going to offer up a prayer for the people who lost their lives that day, and who lost loved ones. And then I’m going to go play with my son, and hug my husband and laugh as much as I can–not because I’m callous, but because 10 years later, that’s the best way I’ve learned to heal.


If you want to read one way that September 11th affected me, you can read my post from yesterday on SDMomfia: How 9/11 Changed the Way I Watch The News. It’s the first time I’ve really written about that aspect of the day.

Megan September 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I think this was just about perfect.

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