9/11 has been one of the most life-affirming events in our nation’s history––unimaginably painful, to be sure, but inspiringly beautiful nonetheless.
I’m speaking specifically of the countless stories of how individual people (from those who perished that morning to those born since) have chosen to respond to the trauma initiated at 8:46 A.M ten years ago.
The stories are everywhere on this 10th anniversary, one more poignant than the next, so I have nothing to add on that score. What can be useful to remember, I find, is a lesson the stories offer us. At the core of every circumstance, beyond good and evil, is the opportunity to grow love.
Furthermore, love is a choice...as is our every response to life.