Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Obligated to Remember
I photographed this still on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001...portraits of the nearly 3,000 souls who perished that day laying on the skirt I was wearing at work when I heard the report before 9 am.
My friend, Radish, wrote a poignant piece...and how our culture tends to numb from anything that brings discomfort or pain.
I, on the other hand, watch whatever I can to relive that day...to feel the horror and pain brought on so much evil that tore so many lives apart...
I feel obligated, actually...who am I to feel numb or oblivious..as if it is any other day...?
I feel compelled to bring honor to the memory of what will never be again...
That is, life before September 11...
And yet I cannot help but feel another loss...mourning of the unity and patriotism we had as a nation on September 12.
The life we have left is a gift...do what matters most NOW.