The Promise

The tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 has come and is behind us. Now our task is plain: Onward —

Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 30:5b

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12 Responses to The Promise

  1. Stef says:

    To everything, a season.

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  2. Rebekah says:

    I can only agree. Onward!

    Managed to avoid most of it yesterday, even almost avoided the subject in my blog. I get so exhausted … emotionally. But wouldn’t you know … turned on the TV to watch some news in the evening, and came right in to where they played Taps so I went into another room and cried and cried… I will not dwell any more.

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      The time comes to turn to other things —
      But memory does remain as well.

      This is the second time today I find myself saying this:
      The Roman god Janus is more important than his minor status would indicate —
      The god of beginnings and endings, with his double face, presiding over the New Year — for me symbolizes the need all of us have to look back remembering, mourning, if need be, to weep — but also to look forward to the future, to possibilities, to burgeoning joy —
      Both! Not one or the other —

      Speaking of past and future — I think of your soon-to-happen trip to Sweden! May you experience all the joys, all the emotions, all the fulfillment that visiting past and envisioning future can bring —

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  3. Pauline says:

    Look back, remembering with the future in mind. Look forward, keeping the past in memory. Look around and do what you can to make things better now.

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  4. tms says:

    …if I may just add this: I love the picture. As a child, I would have seen the windows as eyes, haunting me and scaring. The haunting prevails but now combines with the delight in this picture’s beauty and clarity.

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