What to say...
I'm Eric, a 26-year-old Frenchman living in Paris for 2 years. I'll always remember 09/11/01. It was, I think, the middle of the afternoon that day in France. I was having an hour off I guess between 2 classes, and I was watching TV in our common leisure room. The manager turned the TV on, and I watched that thing. That horror. All I remember is that I was definitely shocked. I called my parents. I was in panic. Something serious was under way, and nobody could do a thing about it. My parents tried to cool me down. I joined class later on that afternoon but I was not really there. I kept thinking, "How come?"
That evening I spoke to my parents about what had just happened many, many hundreds, thousands of miles away, but so close to the heart, so close to the brain, so close to my feelings. You know, as early as in primary school, when I was no older than 5 or 6, every time a girl would cry, I would cry for her. Systematically. Ten years ago I was 16. So far, but so close ... a red rose delicately put upon a stone: Silence, and hope. I am sorry for all the souls lost on that day.
You know, from January to August 2007, I was in New York for an internship. I was working at the French Government Tourist Office on Madison Ave at that time. I went to Ground Zero. I watched the location. I watched thoroughly, and with patience. I shed tears, tears for what happened, tears for what I felt six years before.
We only live one life on this earth. We should work and endeavor to live it to the uttermost, to live it entirely, to live it truly. I have not gone through a lot of hard times in my life, but if there's something I will always remember, is to take care of one's live. Forever.
*** Posted by Eric on 2010-09-26 ***
Even as the sun sets here on earth, a new star rises in heaven. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. I'm still waiting for the dance.
*** Posted by someone who cares on 2010-09-26 ***
QUOTE: "People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them, anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind, anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies; succeed, anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank, anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build, anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy, anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good, anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you've got, anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them, anyway." - Mother Theresa
*** Posted by Joe on 2010-09-25 ***