Better Angels In Chaos

Out of every tragedy, every calamity there is good that comes from better angels who just want to fix things and to restore them. Wholeness sometimes means going through something to make one better, stronger. Love can find its way in the chaos. We won’t see the positive at first but with time and patience we will see it revealed in a powerful and profound way.

“World Trade Center” A Somber, Serious Movie About September 11, 2001 #911

Re-watching this somber movie about a serious day in world history.

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This movie by Oliver Stone tells the story of a group of Port Authority Police officers surviving in the rubble of the destroyed World Trade Center on September 11, 20o1. Nicholas Cage puts in a fabulous performance as Sgt. John McLoughlin along with Michael Peña who plays Officer Will Jimeno. This movie is less about the cause of the events but about the people who were doing their jobs that tragic day. Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal show the angst and waiting that many spouses felt that day as they waited for word about the fate of their loved ones.

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A Weird Monday

It has been a weird day with all that has gone on. We are getting some of the remnants of Hurricane Irma so the weather has been yucky with rain and wind. This is also the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 plus it was a Monday. At work I felt off kilter, out of sync, kind of blue but there is nothing new there. Mama said there would be days like this and she is so right. Not every day is going to go your way. You will have some days that everything doesn’t feel right.

Tonight the weather is going to be rainy and windy and very seasonal and that is due to Irma. It even caused Zumba to be cancelled.

Not sure what tonight is going to hold. All I know is that there are people to the south of where I am who are suffering tonight. Cleanup from Hurricane Harvey is still going on. That is something that will weigh on the hearts of people all over the country.

As the Bangles once sang “It’s Another Manic Monday”. They couldn’t have been more right about today.

Remembering September 11, 2001 – 9/11


Remembering those lost sixteen years ago on September 11, 2001. We remember the past but strive to move forward and to honor the sacrifice those made in responding to this tragedy. People from all walks of life were lost that day leaving behind those to mourn. Blessed are those who mourn and the peacemakers. Thanks to the first responders who went into danger to rescue and keep people safe. We remember those who were lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Remember, never forget.