“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.”
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
What I have so far:
Day 6: A Song that Inspires: Marching On by One Republic – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1Vc
Day 25: A Song From a Movie Soundtrack: Don’t You (Forget About Me)
by Simple Minds – http://wp.me/p1RGKQ-1WN