11 September 2009

Anniversary

"The dead must be remembered, but the living are the monument, the living who coexist in peace in ordinary times and who save one another in extraordinary times. Civil society triumphed that morning in full glory. Look at it: remember that this is who we were and can be."
It always is difficult to know what to post on this date. There is a temptation to turn maudlin, or saccharin, or bitter and vengeful. Instead I'll link to this essay by Rebecca Solnit - the passage I lifted above is her conclusion.

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