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Seven years ago today I was sitting in a hotel room in Boston with the guy I was dating, a pilot for Continental, watching the world come crumbling down... He was supposed to have a flight from Boston to D.C. that morning but there was some sort of issue with his plane the night before and so the flight was delayed until later in the day. We spent the next few days watching the news reports in the hotel room and the hotel lobby, frantically calling our friends in NYC to make sure they were safe, talking to the other pilots and flight attendants at the hotel and wandering around downtown Boston, completely stunned.


This morning the weather here is very similar to the weather on that day seven years ago, eerily similar.. In fact, I might be wrong, but it seems to me as though almost every September 11 over the past seven years has been a gorgeous clear day in a season where (at least in Boston) there's usually a fair amount of humidity and rain....




There's nothing that I can say that will honor the lives lost on that day as much as I want to... There aren't enough memorial services, moments of silence, or monuments in the world to bring them back or to assuage the pain felt by everyone but especially by the families and friends of those who were lost...


I think that the best we can do is to let our actions honor the people and lives lost on September 11.


So today, let's put aside our "Red State/Blue State" differences, our demeaning comments about the "other" candidate, our derision for the "other" party, and just be Americans. Americans who lost some of our freedom on that day seven years ago. Americans who lost some of our trust, some of our optimism and idealism. Let's get out our flags and wave them high over our heads as we are all together in this, we have all lost and learned from that day seven years ago, we are all different people than we were then, and we should all focus on being UNITED as a country, not divided, at least not today...

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