Posted in 911, death, falling man, ground zero, sadness, twin towers, tagged 911, falling man, ground zero, twin towers on September 11, 2013|
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If you could chose how you were to die would you? If you knew, definitively that you would be meeting your maker within, seconds or minutes or even hours, and you had a choice of flying into the hands of God instead of burning to death, or being crushed or suffocated, would you?
Today we remember 911. I remember the images, the plane hitting the tower, played over and over. I remember thinking that’s weird, why would they be flying so close? Then the second plane hit and my heart sank and I burst into tears with the realization of what was happening. The images of the towers burning, the firemen and police everywhere, and then of images of people jumping from the horror that awaited them, flying into the arms of God, those images horrified me because I knew they were trying to create a fate less terrifying than the fate that awaited them. I can’t imagine what they were hearing, seeing, feeling when the decision was made. And then of the towers collapsing, of people running, dust everywhere.
I never judged these people who made this choice, I thought to myself I would probably do the same. But I think those images affected me the most, and caused me to reflect.
Today I read an article about the falling man. I had no idea there was so much controversy over these images, I know that the media stopped showing the towers falling every few minutes and the people falling from the towers, after a day or two because they were so disturbing. There was a mission to put a name to the face of the falling man. Maybe they did.
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Posted in Uncategorized on September 8, 2013|
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I guess the time has just flown by. I can hardly believe it is already September. C will be 30 on the 21st, yes I remember the day she was born. My sister called me at work that she was at the hospital. I went after work, my dad came too. I remember seeing her for the first time through a window in the nursery as the nurse was giving her some sort of shot. If I had know then where she and I would be 30 years later.
Im done teaching yoga for now. I needed my time back, my weekends feel so long now that they are truly mine once again. After the 2 years of teacher training and teaching this past year I am ready for a break.
Went to La Jolla yesterday for an odd errand. I picked up something for my cousin in Wisconsin that he bought off craigslist. We then wen to the village, which is quite boring. All jewelry shops, over priced galleries and restaurants. At least it was a bit of a break from the heatwave. Its been unbearaby ho hear. Over 100 for days, with little relief at night. I have been running the air non-stop, my bill will be horrendous I am sure.
Just day to day, making it work. J started back to school. I started juicing with that bullet thing. Its really more of a pulverizer than a juicer. Last week I did well, so now more this next week. I want so badly to lose some weight.
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