Posted in General Interest, memoir, Peace & Justice

Memories of September 11, 2001

Yesterday on our partner blog writers Ruth, Terri, Chrysty, Donna and James shared their memories of the 9/11 tragedy. You may want to read what they each have to say and to add your own voice there as well.

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One thought on “Memories of September 11, 2001

  1. … standing in the kitchen of our house with my wife and two of our three children. All of us standing. Stationary. Speechless. Disbelieving our eyes. Minds filled with imaginings of the horror inside those slowly unfolding newsreel pictures.

    My favourite contemporary English and Yorkshire Poet, Simon Armitage, who lives just up the road from us, wrote an epic poem, “9/11: Out of The Blue”, which does just that … provides words to articulate those imagined thoughts of those inside the towers. The following link gives you, in four parts, a dramatic reading by the English actor, Rufus Sewell, of the whole poem. This poem is a tour de force. The film of Rufus reading it is pretty good too – all 26 minutes of it.

    http://flixchatter.net/2011/09/11/911-out-of-the-blue-simon-armitages-poem-read-by-rufus-sewell/

    As a postscript. this TED Talk is worthy of wider publication: http://www.ted.com/talks/zak_ebrahim_i_am_the_son_of_a_terrorist_here_s_how_i_chose_peace?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2014-09-13&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_image

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