Before I post the perfect vid, that for me is suitable for the 10 year anniversary of that tragic day back on September 11, 2001, I wish to say a few words on the matter.
I've read articles, blogs, seen TV news airing it and even heard radio interviews and I came to the realization of a few things that didn't fail to capture my mind. Don't forget warped mind here and I'm a very deep thinker. I can go to dark places most would not adhere to or begin to understand, but it's the underling truth so there you have it.
First off, the radio station I was listening to in my office yesterday interviewed a fellow Canadian who survived the 9/11 tragedy, giving some details of his ordeal, but what struck me is how he spoke of having for the last ten years 'survivor's guilt' and how he could have survived it when others who lost their lives that day had so much more to live for than he had and their the ones that should have survived. Can I say how badly that if he was sitting beside me or near me I would have slapped him upside the head and made sure he'd felt it? Am I mean? I think not. He should be fawking grateful he lived at all and get over wanting his five minutes of radio fame. What it boils down to is that the way I see it, it's decided from the day you exit your mother's womb the precise moment you'll pass on. That's my belief. Your Fate is sealed. How you die can not be foretold or predicted. It just happens and we can not prevent it. I'm an asshole. I know. No need to think it, but it's FACT. To all you survivors? Be damn happy you're going to see another day, stop thinking of yourself and mourn those that lost their future instead!
My second rebuff is how citizens of the United States, citizens of Canada even, only think of their 'people' that were a part of their country when talking or referring to the lost lives of 9/11. Fawk. That! Get off your high damn horse, look up the facts to realize that there are innocents from ALL OVER THE WORLD that died on that traumatic day. From children to teens, to adults of all colors, races and nationalities, from all over the country, city and the world. I'm Canadian but SO WHAT? I digress that when I sit back and pay my respects to all the lives that are lost with a moment of silence, I won't just think of the Canadians because that's what I am! NO! I'll think of every person that lost their lives no matter where they are from or what nationality they are. If you have more than two brain cells left in your head or give a damn you'll do the same. Think of the PEOPLE in general and not their nationality. STOP thinking of only the ones in your State or Country that died that day... pay your respects to EVERYONE! I hope I got my point across loud and clear.
While I'm going to be down and depressed I might also be attending the wake for Mitchel, the eleven year old that I spoke of in my last blog, which unfortunately will be on the same day as the 9/11 memorial tomorrow. It's going to be a double whammy for me in one day.I'll have my mind full of cluster-fawk with everything in one shot.
Now here's my chosen song to tribute to the 9/11 that I have chosen to remember everyone by. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :wiping away tears: Love and Peace to one and all.
~ B ~