In response to criticisms that we over-memorialized the 10th anniversary of 9/11/2011...
– to face the enemy – be it evil, chaotic, or indifferent
-to face our lack of control over the universe
-to face our loss
-to face sacrifices made, voluntary or not
-to face hope, renewal, and the future, though it’d be much easier to wallow in fear and grief
-to face the light without the comforting shadow cast by that one whose presence loomed so large in our life
For, after a while, you become accustomed to the dark; the light is harsh and moving forward on our own feet is terrifying.
(C) Laura Hedgecock 2011