Tomorrow. I remember it like it was yesterday. Tomorrow is 9/11 (in the States. In Europe, it's 11/9, and not a "day to remember.")
Already (all day TODAY, in fact) on my Facebook newsfeed, I'm seeing folks posting pics of the WTC Twin Towers. I won't be posting a pic; I won't be sharing a pic; I won't be "liking" a pic; I won't be commenting on a pic. This blog post is the extent of me "commemorating" the terrorism of that day.
It was THIRTEEN years ago. Most folks don't seem to want to have anything to do with the number 13 on any other day, so why are so many "remembering" tomorrow in ways that are "milestone" remembrances?
I'm probably going to make an enemy or two here by saying what I have to say. But whatever; I'm sorry for your loss, but THAT IS ALL. I don't have any "loss" related to 9/11, so please don't treat me as if I am grieving, or expect me to share in your "grief."
On "the day" (you know, that one that I remember like it was yesterday?), I went to work and did my job like ANY OTHER DAY. And since I'm newsphobic anyway, I had NO IDEA what was happening in the moment that any of it was happening. And I wondered why half the office was getting work done, and the other half were walking around like their own mother had just died. When I got home from work at the end of "the day," there was the footage on the TV, from THAT MORNING, and I asked my then-husband what movie he was watching. Because the news footage looked LIKE A MOVIE.
In 2006, my own Mommy died. THAT anniversary is the one I grieve, still. Because she was my Mommy, and I have a right to grieve her. Nothing I did before or since, or ON THAT DAY, can change the facts or circumstances of her transition to Spirit. The same goes for all that happened on 9/11. If you personally lost a loved one that day, then I am very sorry for your loss. If you didn't, and you just happen to be sucked into the idea of "Never Forget," then please just do your remembering quietly, without expecting a response from me.
Because, frankly, I'll be at "work." :)