I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jung

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Later

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I was on the second day of my vacation andwas up watching the Today Show as I like to do when not working. I saw the recording first plane hit the tower and at firstthought it was a small twin engine plane, then I saw the second one hit and realized something was wrong.
I sat glued to the tv all that day even though I had made plans. I cried heartbroken for those who had been killed (especially for the children on the plane) and the week following was angry and proud to be American.

Of all the tribute songs this one is my favorite by Mary Fahl written for the movie The Guys, about the fire captain who lost eight of his men that day.

This morning early I walked on
while my darling was in a dream
The last sweet days of summer bloomed
and dressed the trees in green
Then soaring high in the gleaming sky
from far across the bay
came a fearsome roar from a distant shore
at the dawning of the day

Then I called my men to follow me
knowing well that the view was dim
Though tired and worn, how they fought all morn'
as time was closing in
And my heart was sad though sore with pride
for brave lads all were they
As the angels fly, how they climbed so high
on the dawning of the day

But the edge is moving nearer now
inside the fading sun
and calling, calling out to them
my brothers, one by one
But only dust silence sounds
The ashes float away
as the twilight ends and the night descends
'til the dawning of the day

Forgive me love, I'm going now
so very far away
When darkness falls, only think me near
and do not be afraid
And please don't grieve when I am gone
Abide in what remains
'til the shadows end and we meet again
on the dawning of the day

For when shadows end,
we shall meet again
on the dawning of the day
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