9/11 after 20 years – never gone.


Messages at NYC’s Union Square after the 9/11 attack – North Sullivan


“it has been said that time heals all wounds. i don’t agree. the wounds remain.

time – the mind, protecting its sanity –

covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens,

but it is never gone.”

-rose kennedy

72 responses »

  1. I have always disliked the expression, “Now you/we can begin to heal.”
    As if it’s all OK now. As if there is a time limit on grieving.

    I don’t choose to continue feeling sad or forget. Sorrow may be painful but it is the essence of being human. I pity those that lack this quality.

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  2. There are a few events, in my lifetime anyway, that I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard: the Kennedy assassinations; Dr. King; John Lennon; the moon landing; the Challenger disaster; 9/11 is the granddaddy of them all. We heal, but carry a limp or a scar…whatever metaphor works.


  3. I was in New York twenty years ago and have shared pictures of my experience there for the first time just now on my blog, including similar photos I took in Union Square…people signing long rolls of butcher block paper and leaving memorials through the area…

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