menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

September 11

And today we remember
the friendships lost
and those miraculously found
in the massive heap of rubble
that fell to the ground.

Oh, it was beyond our belief,
truly outside the realms of what we are able to understand,
unspeakable devastation in a 17 minute span.

Hijacked by terror, chaos and confusion
we struggle still with
absolution
as we honor the memory
of the nearly three thousand
friends
of a friend of a friend.

But,
we are resilient
and if we have anything, we have hope
and that my friends, is our antidote.

For therein lies the reason of why we do
what we do:we hope for a good life and all that that entails,
so that when the train derailsas
it sometimes will,
we find our way to get back on track
as we go uphill.

Indeed,
throughout history
we have shown
that when the ordinary
proves to be extraordinary
we as a people rise to the occasion.

And today this is what we will remember
as we reflect upon the 11th of September.