Do you remember where you were ten years ago when you heard? I was only seven years old, too young to remember everything, but also too old to forget. I remember in the days following the sadness and the pain, but also the unity we felt as a nation. I remember hearing about the passengers of United 93, how they fought back. How they saved hundreds of people’s lives by crashing that plane into Shanksville, PA. How they were heroes. I remember in the years afterwards listening to the news talk about our soldiers over there in Iraq and Afghanistan. How they were risking everything to protect our country. But as the time passed, our country has become ever more divided. Ever more split between religious, social, and political ideologies. The lines in the sand are clearer now, more than any time in the past decade. On this date, ten years after that fateful day, we remember the people we lost both on 9/11 and in the wars, but also we must find the unity we had on that day. We must remember we are all Americans. After the attacks, we all kept going to work, to school, showing the world that yes, we were affected, but as a country, we will move forward. And if we work together, we will show the terrorists that they have not won. We will be stronger, we will have more faith, and we will persevere.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop the story.
Yes, it’s a mistake. I know it’s a mistake. But there are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake, but you don’t really know it’s a mistake, because the only way to really know it’s a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say ‘Yup, that was a mistake.’ So really the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake, because then you go your whole life not knowing if something was a mistake or not.
—Lily, How I Met Your Mother S01E21 “Milk”
Pretty awesome cartoon.
Green and Yellow Lemon Drops.: "It's like all my life I've been waiting to grow up and be an adult but now I just want to be 10 years old again."
- My friend, Weilong Li.
This is so, so true. I feel like I’ve been spending the past years wishing for the future without realizing what I had at the moment. I spent all my time wishing I was 16 so I could drive. Wishing I could graduate so I’d be free. Wishing I could grow up so I’d have…
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