A towering cloud outside of the supermarket in Florida
I just wanted to say hi. I maintained a radio silence yesterday, 9/11.
I have been dealing with a lot of struggles lately, and to tell the truth, I'm just not up to reliving that day 8 long/short years ago. So I didn't post, because I would have felt the need to relive it. This year, I let it go. Without dwelling.
If you'd like to read my story, I wrote it here on my blog last year.
In other news, my friends Nikki and Billy had their first child yesterday. So, I would prefer to remember 9/11 this year as a day of birth and rebirth. Life. Transformation. Faith that we are strong and can go on.
So I played with my kids, drew pictures, cooked delicious pork chops w lime sherry sauce, relaxed and recuperated from the flu (it turns out the relapse thing is a symptom of The Swine) and watched the repeat of Glee, laughing so hard during the "Push It" number that tears came to my eyes.
The good kind of tears.
So, 8 years and a day after that fateful day, I memorialize it by moving on and crying happy tears.
You have my permission to let go of your pain when it is too hard to bear.