Saturday, September 11, 2010


4 comments:

Bruce said...

9 years ago I was of course in Washington DC--and one of my staff in my office came 2 me and said that a plane had crashed into the world trade center. My reaction was,initially, that a small plane had gone off course, like in the 1940's, into the empire state bldg. In less than an hour, it was clear, with smoke from the Pentagon wafting by our office windows, that this was not the case. I am proud of the fact that U thought as much to fly the flag on your blog page today.


I am emotionally torn with the fact that one has the right to worship as they please--(1) and build a mosque at the place where fundamentalists blew up a building where people worked---and (2) also as free expression, another group of fundamentalists planned to burn the holy book of another religion. The nuance amongst the rights is one of sensitivity and respect--of which there is none under these sets of circumstances.

There is another place where this Mosque can be situated than in NYC without causing this Nation pain---and where honest Muslims--and honest Christians and Jews and Buhidsts and taoists and whatever religion one might be--can agree that unity and sympathy can be expressed without imposing on the raw nerves that exist and will continue to exist for some time to come.

april said...

Bruce - When I looked out the window at my flag on this day, I could feel its sadness. I think my picture shows that and I had no words.

april said...

...and thank you for your words. I remember worrying about you that morning.

Doris said...

Wish I had thought to post my flag! I think I'll get a photo shot with my morning glories for a nice drawing or print.