Oh those kitties of mine are in sooo much trouble. As if there aren’t enough lighting issues in this apartment already, they had to go and break my floor lamp. No, it didn’t cost a lot of money. Yes, it was a piece of crap anyways. That’s not that point. Currently, the only light in my bedroom is a desk lamp clipped to my headboard. I was planning on moving my floor lamp into the bedroom to have a real light in there, but not anymore! It’s one of those deals that come in a box and you screw together. Now it won’t screw in at the base, so it’s sitting at about a 45 degree angle at the moment. Not very practical! Having cats is like having toddlers– you can’t have anything nice.
Archive for September 11th, 2007
What are you doing to remember what happened six years ago on September 11, 2001. The only community activities available to me today are Catholic masses, as everything else was during the morning hours. I received a couple of email asking me to put a flag in my windows and to drive with my headlights on all day long. I’ll do that on my drive home today, but I doubt people will know why my headlights are on in the sunshine.
I’ve just been remembering, and really that’s what I think is important today. Not who has their headlights on and who doesn’t. Not who found a flag to put in their living room window, and who didn’t have one. It’s remembering what happened… never forgetting. I think I’ll always know where I was when I found out. I think I’ll always remember being huddled around the TV, watching live as the second plane hit. I don’t think I’ll ever forget sitting in my dorm room with as many people as we could fit in there, rotating throughout the day as classes came and went, watching the news updates on the situation.
I’ll always know that we once stood strong as a country, united, and what that felt like. That’s very important. As the political debates escalate and try to divide us, remember what it felt like to stand together. Because no matter what happens this year, and next November, we’re all in this together. This is our country, and we have to fight for it.