September 11, 2011: Silence

On Sunday, September 16, 2001, I had the responsibility of coming up with words to fill the void that was very much alive and screaming from five days earlier. Those words were inadequate to the task.

Yes, poets, priest and politicians all have words to thank for their position. And I have played, at some level, all three.

But today requires something more than words can capture.

It requires an acknowledgement that sometimes, we just need to hush and listen. Even if there’s nothing to hear.

 
Russell
"Children see magic because they look for it." --Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, Jesus' childhood pal.

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