Crawling Toward the Light

The people of our nation are slowly trying to return to some semblance of normalcy. Obviously, though, things will never quite be the same as they were before the attack which occurred a week ago. This was literally a world-changing event, one which will define the beginning of a new era for the global psyche.

We almost feel guilty for having a wedding so soon after such a great tragedy. Sometimes we think about the people who won’t get to have their weddings. But it’s part of the healing process. In our small, insignificant way, we’re showing the terrorists that they might be able to make us pause, but they can’t stop us. Life goes on. And we’re contributing to the healing process. We and our guests will have some time to get outside of the Real World for just a little while. We will have some time where all we talk about is dresses, tuxedos, kilts, bagpipes, flowers, food, beer, wine, kids, and all the other good things in life. I, for one, am looking very much forward to it.

Morning of Terror

I don’t know if it’s possible to express the soul-wrenching horror that I feel over the events that have occurred this morning — both towers of the World Trade Center down, attacks at the Pentagon and State Department, and a plane down near Pittsburg. And we don’t yet know if there is more to come.

Thankfully, my aunt and her family who live in NYC were upstate at the time of the attacks. My stepfather is in Boston. Most likely, the disruption to airline schedules will cause him to miss my wedding.

There is no reliable estimate of casualties yet, but any is too many.