September 06, 2004

Monday and Tuesday

I don't know who wrote this, but it came in an email on September.20,2001. I need not say what day it refers to- you can figure that out. I know that this came to me on the day my parents flew to Atlanta, 9 days after that Terrible Tuesday.

On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools On Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someone was not praying

On Monday there were people were trying to separate each other by race,
sex, color and creed
On Tuesday they were all holding hands

On Monday we thought that we were secure
On Tuesday we learned better

On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes
On Tuesday we relearned what hero meant

On Monday people went to work at the world trade centers as usual
On Tuesday they died

On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government
On Tuesday the same people all said 'God help us all' while thinking
'Thou shall not kill'

On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room
On Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their

On Monday people picked up McDonalds for dinner
On Tuesday they stayed home

On Monday people were upset that their dry cleaning was not ready on
On Tuesday they were lining up to give blood for the dying

On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses
On Tuesday grief stricken they sang 'God Bless America'

On Monday we worried about the traffic and getting to work late
On Tuesday we worried about a plane crashing into your house or place of

On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived
On Tuesday we saw people celebrating people dying in the USA

On Monday some children had solid families
On Tuesday they were orphans

On Monday the president was going to Florida to read to children
On Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children

On Monday we emailed jokes
On Tuesday we did not

It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into
perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we
have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or
overlooked, hopefully will never be forgetten again.

Posted by dr at September 6, 2004 03:55 PM | TrackBack
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