It has been five years since 9-11, and it has become my shadow. I have written many times about the contrasts on that day. The worst of man and the best of man were displayed in the same place at the same time. It is almost as if the world boiled down to a Zoroastrian paradigm good versus evil in that time. Does good exist without evil? Yes it does, but we just do not take the time to notice the good. We fail to notice the many kind acts and good people around us. We take those acts of kindness as the norm and they should be. Yet it often takes an act of unspeakable evil for the contrast to be noticeable.
I have no special wisdom to offer from that day, maybe I never will.