Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Thoughts on Remembrance

I was in New York for the fourth anniversary of 9/11, although I hadn't planned it that way at all. Maybe that's what kept me well away from the WTC site on the Sunday itself, so perhaps I was away from all the action.

What did strike me, however, was how normal the day seemed from my wanderings up and down the city. Despite all the major headlines in the press about the ceremonies to remember, life seemed to be going on pretty much as normal.

Which to me seemed the perfect act of remembrance. We may be right never to forget, as the display in Penn Station urged us. Yet we have to move on and continue to live our lives as normal, too.