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A new perspective... 911
September 11, 2001
5:37 pm
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How we all get caught up in our troubles, our disorders and imbalances, the wrongs done to us, the wrongs we do to others!!!

Today, September 11, 2001... everyone here I am sure must be aware of what has happened today. I encourage everyone to look beyond him or herself, and do something positive. Give blood. Pray for your loved ones and for the strangers you never met but whose lives have been taken or forever altered today.

And thank whatever God that you believe in for blessing you so much that you have the freedom to worry about the troubles that you post here and the freedom to listen to others and offer help.

I hang my head in utter shame that I was so ungrateful, so caught up in angst over things that really don't matter much.

My thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this tragedy.

September 11, 2001
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Thanks for the reality check Gingerleigh. We live in such denial, and we are all so spoiled. The malls here are closed, and living so close to the Ontario Airport, it is so still and quiet.
Three of our corporate officers were in New York for a seminar, one has called in, and saw it all , he is trying to get out of Manhatten, the other two were two disorganized and are on their knees thanking the forces that kept them from going. Its such a sad day.

September 11, 2001
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Wow! This site is awesome! That's an excellent perspective you got Gingerleigh! It's my first time on this site and already I can identify. I am thankful because my Aunt she works in the Pentagon. It just so happened that she overslept this morning and so did her son. She took him to school and then was going in late and when the incident happened she was far away from there *Smile*. Then she called in and they told her not to come in! I'm sooooooo thankful you just can't imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 12, 2001
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I have felt that way since I first saw the first tower get hit.. that we have so much stuff going on that when something this drastic does happen it =just knocks us off our feet.... I feel somewhat ashamed and embarassed that I am whining over what ever when all of that has happened and has just changed thousands of lives.. I thank my God for what I have and what I have to whine about..... does that make sense.... God Bless us all and especially the ones that have been affected by this directly.... God Bless

September 12, 2001
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Tell me, why we need "something like this" to "put life in perspective"? I hate when I hear or read people say that crap. It should always be "in perspective". Unfortunate that it takes something as catastrophic as what happened yesterday to get people to realize that the world doesn't revolve around them.

I saw a lot of crap yesterday. I live in Brooklyn right across from Manhattan. I work on the island. I was there when it happened. On West Street across the street from Battery Park City, maybe 4 or 5 blocks from the WTC. I'll never know how to comprehend what I saw yesterday. Simply----it's beyond comprehension! But know this: we New Yorkers may have been knocked down, but we're not afraid to get back up. We will get thru this, and America will get thru this and those Egyptian and Saudi bastards that have reportedly been implicated will pay. If theres anything I can make sense of is I saw what New Yorkers---AMERICANS--are made of. We were all helping the ones in need, we remained somewhat calm (if not totally dazed) and we made it thru some of the hardest part of this horrific event that those evil, vicious a-holes will surely pay for. We are a resilient people, not that I didn't already know this.
-Cracker Reporting from Brooklyn
in my house because we can't really go anywhere

September 12, 2001
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It's kind of weird for me because I used to frequent the Pentagon regarding my work and it would have been at that time of day and in that area that got hit. I also used to work on Capitol Hill for a Congressional officer.

A few years ago - I resigned from that position because - I had a vision, (which wasn't something I usually had!) but one day when I was making my usual rounds in the Capitol - I was proceeding down Statutory Hall towards the Rotunda - and I had this vision of a gunman outside of the office where the second officer was shot and killed. In my vision - there he was, gun waving and I was walking right towards him. That's all I saw. But, it was enough for me - I thought about all the marble around me, bullets bouncing off, etc., knew that the exit was too far behind me to even run for it, nowhere to take cover, only thing to do would be rush him and I know I would have. But, I felt an overwhelming fear for my safety as I walked back to my office, so much so that I handed in my resignation and moved away two weeks later.

I was in the Grand Canyon area, going for breakfast when I picked up a newspaper that told of the tragedy in the Capitol. I checked the time....it was the exact time - I would have ran into this person because I did my rounds - the same time, every day..... I was destroyed emotionally when I read this....didn't know whether to feel glad that I wasn't dead, amazed that I was forewarned by this vision, guilty because I wasn't there and didn't have the opportunity to rush this guy or how to feel.. I was just so sad mainly.....I knew those guards....wonderful men, family men, always, always nice to me...

And the reoccuring feeling that I have that seems to stay with me the longest is that - even revenge isn't enough...there isn't a death horrible enough for these people that do these things....it wouldn't satisfy us to see them tortured for weeks or whatever. But, evil is like that - is so void, so lifeless, so empty...even in our attempt to have justice - no justice seems adequate enough to really square things away.

All I see that is truly powerful and overcoming is when we exhibit a gracefulness, a willingness to rise above, to stand taller than before and to truly love - where others have hated. To not become....as they are.... To become vicious also is bait that we should not take - to act in any way that would be on their level.

All that being said - don't get me wrong - I have strong, strong feelings about the people that need to be brought to justice here...it's just that - even when that could be said and done - there is more in the way of "overcoming"....

When I look at how our people rally with each other, to the "hearts" of American people - that in and of itself - says more about what real power is all about.... This - is what this country is made up of at it's core. Our heroes are our neighbors, our friends, our family members..... I pray that "very special" angels escorted them home yesterday....

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