Pony Party: September 11th edition

We hear that 9/11 changed everything.  And we know that’s not the whole truth.  9/11 changed people through their emotional response, and the opportunistic pounced on the opportunity to change the rest of the ‘everything’. 

9/11/01 changed how we feel about our world, yet I feel more fear and less hope today than i did then.  9/11/01 was merely the catalyst.

I’m not a poet, a preacher, a politician, or a philosopher.  I have no wise words, on this anniversary, no perspective to offer.  Only quotes about change.

Anniversaries are days we tend to look back. But today, while I reflect, I am also committing to looking forward.  To change.  9/11/07 could change ‘everything’, too.  All it wants is a catalyst. 

Nothing endures but change.~Heraclitus

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast.
~Charles Dickens

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.~Abraham Lincoln

It is great
To do that thing that ends all other deeds,
Which shackles accidents and bolts up change.
~William Shakespeare

 

2 comments

    • Robyn on September 11, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    …there is a hill from which one could just pick out the twin tours.

    I thought about my class this morning…and about the class I was holding when the planes hit.

    I thought also about the fact that none of my students in this morning’s class were students on that day.

    Life goes on.

    • pfiore8 on September 11, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Anniversaries are days we tend to look back. But today, while I reflect, I am also committing to looking forward.  To change.  9/11/07 could change ‘everything’, too.  All it wants is a catalyst.

    amen. . .

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