It seems like so long ago and yet it feels like it just happened. Why? I still ask myself that many times. It made no sense. It seemed like something out of a bad horror movie. Madness personified. Human beings who thought they were doing something for a just cause. Throwing their own lives away while taking out thousands of others. Destruction on a mass scale. I’ll never understand it as long as I live.
What happened to the feeling we had after? When nothing could break us apart? Yet, here we are, a country divided. Sides drawn in the long battle of what the true measurement of life is. How many more sacrifices will there have to be until we finally get it. That each person is unique, a gift of life. A person, whole and true. When will the ugliness that separates us disappear for good?
Nothing will change what happened. But we can change what will be. We all make the choice every single day, in small ways and big ways. We struggle to be free knowing in our hearts that our freedom is something that can fade if we have hate in our hearts.
Remember to love. In the end, that’s all that matters.