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 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 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 what matters most NOW.


  1. Amen, Denise. The life we have is a gift.

  2. This is a day we'll not forget. Kind of like December 7. There are some days that do indeed 'live in infamy'.

  3. I share a similar viewpoint to yours...I always watch documentaries and news stories relating to 9/11. It's important to always remember, in my opinion.

  4. I agree with you: I will NEVER forget...and I don't want to. I think I have watched every documentary ever made about it. My brother-in-law's sister escaped the WTC that day; he saved and taped the series of voice mails from her that day and sent it to my parents. I now have it with our family history stuff.



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