Monday, September 11, 2006

Five years already

I will always remember being in bed when a friend called me to let me know that a plane had crashed into a tower in New York. I turned on the television and watched, and then the second plane hit… That was the end of the world, as we knew it…

For the last couple of days we’ve been bombarded with newscast and images of the terrible events that happened five years ago. I still get chills when I see these images, and yet a part of me has become almost “use to it”, and that part scares me. How is it that something so horrible can become something so… so… commercialize?

Yes, we must remember that horrible day; yes, we have to talk about it, but at the same time I’m afraid that by overdoing it we are making it not matter as much… Five years ago we all got scared, deep down, at our core, we realised that we lived in a world where terrorism could touch us as well, it wasn’t only happening “over there”, but it was happening here as well, and that was a very scary realisation. We all wanted to get involved, we were all shaken up, horrified and yet our lives took over. We didn’t change anything in the end. And the world is still as crappy as ever.

If remembering September 11 only serves one thing, may it be to remind us of those resolutions we made following the events of 2001. We should never become use to seeing war, bombings and the horror that has been surrounding us lately. We have to remain horrified and never let violence become a casual thing. Let’s not wait for other events to wake us up or for other lives to be lost before doing something about it.

Now, if only I knew what it is that we could do…

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Photo: Can't remember where I took it from... sorry...

5 comments:

MiMaw said...

So eloquently said! I think that's the problem. Those who want to do something to change the world, don't know what to do or how. Those who are in a position to do something, don't or won't.

Stinkypaw said...

mimaw: I think that has been the case for centuries... the little guys are stuck, and yet I believe that if all of us really want to change things we could, but how do we start? By doing little things in our world, and maybe it will get out there... who knows.

If we would only all strive to be better people that would be a big step in the right direction, don't you think?

Meow said...

It was a terrible day, and it did change the world as we know it. Hopefully, nothing like this will happen again.
Take care, Meow

Elf Mandinio said...

I dont know about changing the world as we know it. Well, obviously it did for many many people, but over here in our sleepy towns if you didnt have a TV it would have made no discernable difference. Tho thats probably a bad reflection on our sleepy northern towns

Stinkypaw said...

meow: Let's hope so, but I have my doubts... sadly enough...

elf: You're right about the effect of TV, but then again, eventually it catches up with everyone...