Friday, September 16, 2011

What I did on the ten year anniversary of 9-11

During my brief trip to Korea, on the ten year anniversary of 9-11, I did exactly what the terrorists didn't want me to do:

I lived without anxiety.


I lived without regrets.


I lived without fear.


I let nothing intimidate me.


I let my soul be still.


I laughed with my friends.


I tried something new.


I marveled at nature.


I sang at the top of my lungs... badly.


My heart was at ease, because I spent all day knowing that for me, this day and every one that preceded it for the last decade was not about the terrorists, but about loving my life, the world I live it in, and the people with whom I am so lucky to share this world.


The best memorial I could offer for so many thousands murdered ten years ago, was to ignore their murderers, live without terror in my heart, and in its place let blossom joy.


This post is dedicated to you, chingu.


Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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