Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thoughts of Peace on 9/11
Theologian Mark D. Thompson of Moore Theological College said of the famous photograph of the falling man tumbling through the air taken on 9/11 "perhaps the most powerful image of despair at the beginning of the twenty-first century is not found in art, or literature, or even popular music. It is found in a single photograph."
"The Falling Man" refers to a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, depicting a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:41:15 a.m. during the September 11 attacks in New York City. The subject of the image — whose identity remains uncertain, although attempts have been made to identify him — was one of the people trapped on the upper floors of the skyscraper who apparently was forced to jump rather than die from the fire and smoke. (Wiki file)
Today let us take a moment to honor the single thing that embraces the momentous change that 9/11 wrought for you - whether it is a picture, a word, a comment, a memory, an ideal or a lost friend - and together may we join hearts and minds that peace on earth can still be had as we honor what was lost.
Every thought counts.
The combined power of many thoughts create our experience.
The created space for peace is something we make real despite circumstance - despite devastation - despite heartache, loss and fear. As the tipping point of our united consciousness brings our highest vision to bare, may we all benefit from the thoughts you carry this day.