Sunday, 11 September 2011

Remembering ...

I looked out my window this morning and saw a bright blue sky, much like it was on this very day 10 years ago. You may ask how I can remember what the weather was like all those years ago? But my answer to that question is, how could you forget?

This past week, I've watched a lot of TV programmes in the run up to today's anniversary. Yet as I watch, I still find myself shaking my head in disbelief. The plot wouldn't be out of place in a blockbuster action movie, and yet I know this really happened. This was a life changing event. This was a world changing event.

I didn't watch the memorial service from Ground Zero today, but I did hear Paul Simon singing "The Sound of Silence" and as I sat as listened to the haunting melody and beautiful words of a song I've sung many times before, I was moved to tears. Never have those words meant so much, for the sound of silence was all that was heard after the Twin Towers fells on that fateful day back on 11th September 2001. Hello darkness my old friend.