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Lest We Remember

This will be a short post. Possibly an important post.

I commemorated 9/11 today by being and acting normal. I drove from one city to another. I listened to Sue Grafton audio books. I talked to readers at my book-signing. I drove to Silver Spring and spent the evening with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. I ate Indian take-out food.

I honored the memory of all those whose lives were lost and prayed for their families.

I did not attend special services. I did not wallow in anger. I did not relive horrors.  I did not watch video documentaries or presidential addresses. I did not swear vengeance. I did not hate anyone. I did not do patriotic salutes.

I did what I did because life is supposed to be normal. I looked forward to the future. I lived in the present. That is what we have fought to return to.

I remember 9/11 by choosing not to remember.

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