It's hazardous to drive a car when you are always looking in the rearview mirror. It's great looking at what's behind you, but it's just a tad dangerous not paying attention to what's in front of you.
The Boston Massacre. Lexington and Concord. The burning of the White House. The attack on Fort Sumter. Lincoln's, Garfield's, McKinley's, JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King's assassinations. The attack on Pearl Harbor. The Challenger disaster. The Columbia disaster. Katrina. And of course the attacks on September 11, 2001.
All days etched in the history of our nation. All but one day we have been able to move on from. I knew someone who died on September 11, 2001. I lived in a city where two of the hijackers began their date with infamy.
I am tired of September 11, 2001, and I am ready to move on. The media and politicians are holding me hostage to this event. Everytime I go to work I am reminded of the dangers I face as a commuter to one of the main targets in New York City.
I am ready to move on. I am ready to live cautiously, but not in fear. I am ready to face the future and move on from the past. I am ready deal with challenges that must be faced, and I am done looking in the rearview of what can't be changed, knowing full well that I will never forget.
I will not watch nor read any more rememberences of this event. I have grieved and I am read to move on with my life. Enough of this exploitation. Anyone care to join me?