“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief…”

George W. Bush, November 11, 2001


“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.”

Deepak Chopra, M.D.


“When I look out the window, I exhale a prayer of thanks for the color green, for my children’s safety, for the simple acts of faith like planting a garden that helped see us through another spring, another summer. And I inhale some kind of promise to protect my kids’ hopes and good intentions we began with in this country. Freedom of speech, the protection of diversity — these are the most important ingredients of American civil life and my own survival. If I ever took them for granted, I don’t know.” 

Barbara Kingsolver


In the spirit of the quotes above, I’ve chosen a song for today that reminds me to remember life and also celebrate it. It’s a song from the movie The Breakfast Club. On the anniversary of an excruciatingly painful day, remember and celebrate every life past, present, and, future. I found several videos on YouTube for this song, but I thought this one was most appropriate and thoughtful for today.

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack

Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images


What I have so far:

Day 6: A Song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic –

Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me)
by Simple Minds –


About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia

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