ANOTHER SAD ANNIVERSARY
Programs on television.. re-runs of videos…towers in smoke and flames..people standing in disbelief, not knowing what to think, about that which they were seeing or what to do at the moment…
Stand? Run? Where should I go? Is it real? What is happening?
It seems like only yesterday. Has it really been 19 years?
It all comes back to me.
Remember how you feel when a loved one dies? Emptiness, hurt, sadness…
Those were my feelings after September 11th and they didn’t go away in the days
One night shortly after September 11th, I had gone for a ride in my car. Darkness had fallen earlier and I was alone.
Time was needed with my intense feelings of loss. It seemed I couldn’t get rid of them.
The radio was on in the car and a song began by Alan Jackson, the country singer.
“WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING?”
The words spoke directly to me..
…Did you go to your church? I did, as did many others . Although I don’t remember all the lyrics to the song, they spoke directly to me at the time.
Driving alone down a lonely road in the darkness of the night… and the song comforted me.
God bless Alan Jackson for writing and recording that song. Through it, he touched everyone who heard it then, and now.
(“Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?)
Photography By Mary Anne Tuck