21 years after 9/11, I can still recall the events of that day with alarming specificity. I uncovered 5 factors that cause us to remember some events so vividly, even years later.
Liminal spaces expose our impermanence and give us the opportunity to wake up to our lives.
9/11 is not just a date on the calendar. It is a weather and a circumstance and a conflagration of things that live in my body.
We have so many apps to help us remember things that want to remember but that we forget. But we don’t need an app to help us remember the important or impactful things.
Once I knew I’d be California for 9/11, I began to wonder if it would feel different here. If I would feel different here.
What would it look like if we truly honored the lives lost on 9/11? Here are 3 ways to do that.
The American way is to soldier on without pause. It is to suppress the pain with the pretense of productivity. We get busy. Bury and build. Carry on. It’s a dangerous strategy.