Monday, May 2, 2011

They Will Not Remember

They will not remember. We will not forget.

Each generation has those same questions asked: Where were you? What were you doing? Each generation has those historical moments that haunt us, that refuse to sleep. We each have those times that are etched in our memories forever.

Our generation has had everything from the assassination of JFK to the today's headlines. For all of my lifetime, we have been in search of a peaceful world. Wouldn't it be nice if our grandchildren would never experienced such horror?

Last night I sat crying when I heard the news. It was an emotional moment. I am a pacifist. I don't like violence. Yet sitting with my son on September 11, 2001, watching as the Towers collapsed, I felt hate for the mastermind behind it. Now he is dead.

Pictures are etched in our brains. We cannot erase them. These events happened. We, living in a time of immediate news, are there.

We try to live above the fear. We try to raise children protecting them from the fear. We put the fear aside so we can move through life finding the joy, celebrating what we have at any given moment.

It's all we can do.

1 comment:

  1. Perfect title. I was in a suburban-Dallas classroom when JFK was shot. Some of my friends had just come back from seeing him in the parade.

    My 5-yo grandchildren will have no idea what 9/11 was, except from stories people will tell them.