over50feeling40: Twelve Years Later, What Stories Do We Tell?
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Sep 10, 2013

Twelve Years Later, What Stories Do We Tell?

“Storytelling with a purpose.”  This is my favorite definition of journalism.  The best truth is reported through individual lives and experiences.  Everyone…every single person on this earth…has an important story to tell.  Ernest Hemingway encouraged young writers not to write about man, but about a man.

So, on this very somber day of remembrance, only the stories of those who lived it matter.  I could write about where I was and what I was doing when the first plane hit.  But, that story really means nothing compared to what was happening in those planes, those offices, and on those streets.  It is important to remember to value the people around us for, in a moment, in a cockpit decision, all can change.

Hug your loved ones today...hug them often...tell them you love them.  You just never know.  The legacy of today is to truly value what we have been given, and make sure their stories are told.

September 11, 2001
May We Never Forget

"From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, God Bless America, Our home sweet home....."


  1. I am just back from a flag-lowering ceremony and a moment of silence.
    In his speech, our Commandant said: "Although the terrible attacks of 12 years ago started in American airspace and finished on American territory, they were truly an attack against all in the world who value freedom."

    Annette | Lady of Style

  2. Thank you for this lovely post. Amen!

  3. We are all so fragile and can never forget that. I can't believe it has been 12 years. xo

  4. Our middle son joined the army following 9/11 and served a tour in Iraq before going to college (and hopefully graduate next August), while our youngest son is serving on a naval destroyer after getting his degree. Rest assured, watching world events unfold does hold a special meaning when your child is involved.

  5. So true, Pam and beautifully expressed.


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