I can't help it, but the way we remember 9/11 bothers me. Perhaps it is the virtual glorification of those who died, or just all the hoopla. Perhaps it is the reminder of how our government took advantage of the tragedy to promote its own agenda.
The shock and horror of 9/11 that caused a silence to befall the country offer a clue as to how we should genuinely remember it. The distorted, amusement park version of remembrance today is not only distasteful, it does a great disservice to the healing that is needed.
Sometime silence is an appropriate response. Endless talking and chatter can remove the grace and poise that stillness can provide. If we turn to the quiet recess of our souls we can find solace in this crazy world and resolve to cherish the time we have going forward, rather than making a circus of remembering the past.