Hello Readers! I sincerely hope this finds you well.
As we age, we grow as human beings (if we’re doing it right). Life is a process of experiencing joy and tragedy and optimally, learning from it all. The important thing is to treat one another, and most importantly ourselves, with kindness and understanding and love. (Excepting, of course, abusive brainwashed steppers, they can suck my ass 😜). We never know when we will take our last breath and move on to the ultimate adventure beyond this existence, leaving our known world, and our loved ones grieving.
In that vein, please enjoy the link provided about the American souls who chose to jump, fall, and free themselves from their inevitable demise. I shared it with you as a reminder that even in the most horrific of tragedies, we do have the right to choose. While we do not know for sure what we would have done in the same circumstances, I for one, am positive I would have phoned my husband, said my goodbyes, and jumped… Choosing to fly free rather than suffer smoke inhalation, burn, or be smashed. (Also please note how the stories of these jumpers, as they are remembered in lieu of the impossible task of identification, have been systematically purged from our media, thereby threatening our free press.)
If we are going to adequately honor those who suffered most through this global tragedy, we must also honor those who made the choice to Jump. A brave choice indeed.
This morning, I have seen many on social media protest the right to remember 9/11 what with all that followed in Iraq. While I agree that the USA started an unjustified war (the plan all along), I do not agree that today is the day to stage that protest. Of course, freedom of speech is more important that my personal sensibilities and that applies for all. All men being created equal.
Our government (and especially George W Bush and his ‘Cheney’ administration) is complicit in 9/11 before, during, and after. But that doesn’t change that 3000 innocent American souls lost their right to exist on this day 15 years ago. The suffering their families perpetually endure is worthy of honor. This includes the 10,000+ Iraqi souls who lost their lives as pawns in the propaganda aftermath.
We are all pawns in this big chess game of war mongering for profit and we need to stand up and fight back.
But today, we honor those who just went to work, got on an airplane, responded heroically, and never came home. Today is NOT the day for protest, but for love.
Today, I stand for love. And peace. I implore you to do the same. I also hope you and your loved ones take a few moments to show each other the compassion and love you feel for one another today. For tomorrow, we may need to make the choice to jump.
See link below for a fascinating look at the jumpers and the photographers who captured them, on September 11, 2001 in New York City, USA.
— Laura Tompkins