Nine-Eleven is observed again today, this time with as much or more politics and contention as ever before. It’s regarded by so many as such a defining moment in U.S. history that it’s hardly possible to be unaware of the date. It IS possible to welcome a reminder that this day is a part of the human world, not apart from it.
I have a perpetual calendar with a quote for every day of the year. I’ve kept it since the 1990’s, because I like most of the quotes (and have replaced the few I don’t like.) For September 11, the calendar’s quote is this:
“What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed though his shoes and the stars through his soul.” – Victor Hugo.