Tuesday, September 11, 2012
11 years have passed..
The wife and I are glued to the History Channel as the events of that day are played through from hundreds of different angles and viewpoints and even now, more than a decade later how unreal it seems, we are watching that unfurl on TV. I’m not going to rehash what I was doing back then, those memories have already seen the light of day and are living in my archives. I’m going to look at what has happened since then. At that time I was a mechanic at the low end of the pay scale, single, struggling and then, in the space of a smoky morning, I had direction and goals. On a terrible day, my life took a turn for the better, I found my calling back in skills that I had shelved and in pursuing that new life, I found that I liked taking pictures, writing and eventually, the strange girl of my dream. Now, 11 years down the road, I’m 2 years out from a retirement, I have friends all over the world.
So instead of mourning this year, which is hard watching what we are watching, I’m going to celebrate and be thankful for what I have now. My wife, my friends and my family and the fact that we all made it to the other side. I haven’t forgotten but do believe we’ve punished those who were responsible, chasing them all over the globe and when they poked their head out from under a rock, squashed them like a bug and now the biggest bug is dead. Now it’s time to heal and close some of those wounds and go back to being the land of the free. Get back to being healthy and happy, I don’t know about you, I’m a bit weary about being a nation suffering from PTSD and I’m sure winning hearts and minds only lasts for so long.
Crap, this blog post is hard to write while I’m watching people jump out of buildings and people screaming. Anyway, I’m glad we got the main asshat responsible for this. I’ll never forget but I was raised by a bunch of forgivers, I have no problem forgiving the dead.