Journaling is good for the soul. Releasing thoughts, ideas and emotions onto paper is healing.
On September 11, 2001 hours after the Twin Towers and Pentagon were hit I wrote this in my journal:
“The world has been shaken and its roots lie within our soil. The unthinkable has happened and we stand with our mouths wide open, gasping for clean air. Everywhere you turn there is some form of news: Calls are being received from cell phones down within the basements of the World Trade Center. Ten police officers rescued. Over one hundred bodies found within the first few hours. Seven hundred employees missing from one company which its office resided on the one hundred and fifth floor of tower one…never to kiss their loved ones again. Heroes go in but do not come out. A cloud of smoke and dust covered lower Manhattan like a thick blanket. The Pentagon is attacked, attacked with innocent souls.
President Bush with tears in his eyes swears that the people who are responsible of this will be severely punished.
Not one living soul has been brought up from the rubble.
During this time I feel helpless…what can I do? I can pray! Pray for the families that lost their loved ones, for the 6000 individuals missing and the many who are daily proclaimed dead. Our Nation will seek justice…our Nation Will NEVER FORGET.”
I had the privilege of visiting ground zero and photographing the area a month after September 11th.
Granted these pictures are shots taken from my album so they are not original files
but I hope it reminds you of our lost heroes and where we were as a nation not long ago.
Let us honor those we lost eight years ago today…and always.