Last week I began the process of pondering this post - wondering if you will what to say and how to say it. Like many this day, 9/11 stirs memories within me of incredible sadness and frankly disbelief. When asked to depict this week as art for the Create Mixed Media Site I found that I was both thrilled and afraid at the same time. Thrilled as I find great solstice in working through feelings in an artistic manner and afraid that whatever creative piece came out of me it would not honor the day in a perfect manner. What did come to fruition contains bits of symbolism and hope while remaining simple and clear in it's message.
While it is easy to succumb to feelings of grief I think it is more important that we honor those who lost their lives, bathe ourselves in the unity that took place in the days following those horrible attacks and continue to prove that as a country we will not allow anyone group or person to destroy us. May we find grace in others and consistently move forward, instilling hope in our future. We live in a world where we are free to share our love, free to show our feelings, free to speak our voice and free to be, my hope is we all cherish and share this this in all the days we have yet to come.
In the next week I will share with you the 7 pieces I created to honor the day and the week that forever changed us all. My hope is in this is we will all pause, may we all use this week to re-instill the things we have lost within ourselves and may today be a day when your heart and soul remembers.