Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blog4Peace Remembrance on 9/11/11 ~ Love At First Sight

**The above slide shows 9/11 peace globes submitted today**

Somewhere in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on holy ground in New York City and among the walking ghosts in patriotic hallways in Washington, there is a sound we've never heard before. It wasn't in the crashing. Or the crackling of the fire. It wasn't the screams. Nor the tears.
Unheard that day above the din of destruction and shock, it seeped through slivers of steel wrapped in unspeakable acts of evil. But it was there. Hiding in the rubble. Waiting for a day when the voice of the unheard and unborn could give it wings to fly.

There had to be room for grieving and gathering you see, and reaching for hands to help pull us up again. It's taken awhile to let it rise.

But I hear it now. Ten years later. Voices of those yet to be born. And voices of those wanting to be heard. When a nation falls to its knees in anguish as ours did, not in the sense that we were beaten down or destroyed, but in a sea of humanity's tears that unexpectedly brought us to bear the same makes room for unity to grow in spite of ourselves. And who knows more about growing than the unborn?

Voices that were once only whispers in twisted metal, can begin to emerge as a stronger voice. They know that a spit and prayer won't do. It takes much more than that. And since the best place to start is always at the beginning, I choose to believe that if we are to have a snowball's chance of the next generation living in peace on Planet Earth, we have to respect the young ones in all their infinite unborn wisdom because they have the most to lose - and the most to give.

Reason #52 To Blog4Peace

Join us for BlogBlast For Peace Nov 4, 2011.


ConnieFoggles said...

I only pray that others can understand and reach out to share peace on this day in memory of those who gave their lives.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Mimi, it is interesting that in the last few days, I have stumbled across several people saying the same thing - somewhere on line I saw a movement about educating the young, at the library I came across a dvd with Raffi, the children's musician, speaking with the Dalai Lama and other famous figures in his movement to reach the children of the are so right, it will, ultimately, come from them, and we need to point them in the direction of peace and hope. Interestingly, the verification word for this message is "cries". Thank you for all the work you put in to promote the cause of peace.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thanks Mimi for doing this!!
Your TX furiends,

PS: We'll be ready for November!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you.

Sarge Charlie said...

Your Highness, I loved your banner and chose to use it on my blog. May you have peace in your time.

Terica said...

Mimi , I love it ,shared it too.
As Sherry Blue Sky said , It seems the Next generation is on a lot of our minds.It is time to turn the energy of grieving to positive energy for the youth of tomorrow!
Cry out for Peace.
I am #13 on the linky good thing I am not superstitious lol.

Travis Cody said...

I think one of the most difficult things involved with teaching the events of 11 Sept is to do so without prejudice and hate. There are so many narratives and agendas.

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