As so many today, I’m remembering and reflecting on the 11th day of September, 2001. There are so many emotions going through my head while watching the memorial ceremonies today. The one image that is resonating with me is the memorial at ground zero where the reflecting pools mark the footprints of the two towers.
The lead architect designer, Michael Arad, refers to the reflection pools as the voids. For 10 years there has been a tremendous void in the lives of the friends and families of the victims. For the survivors and the rest of the world, there was a void left behind. Today, that “void” is the closure so many needed over the last decade. Today, that “void” is filled with love, memories, and tributes to life.
I have a paradigm shift for that word. My conatation for that word has shifted to a beautiful picture of what America is made of…that is hope, justice, perseverance, love, determination and strength. No matter the amount of terror anyone tries to inflict on our land…that will never be left void.
Breathe In & Smile Out,