Their responses, photos, and examples of their artwork and/or symbols of their spirituality are included in this blog post.
ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER
MILLICENT BORGES ACCARDI
I Actually Believe Them When They Say That
Thornton Towers in Venice Beach, California
Attributed to Pegarty Long
When I decided not to go into work, there were two more planes heading for the West Coast, out of Boston, the newscaster said. For so long, no one was sure of anything and all stories were suspect.
OPAL PALMER ADISA
Left: Irving Berlin in 1941. Author of "God Bless America" Right: Participants sing "God Bless America" at the Pentagon Memorial dedication on September 11, 2008.
Photo attribution Mechelle Ballew
CHARLES CLIFFORD BROOKS III
after American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower
after United Airline Flight 175 hit the South Tower
Far right - a painting attributed to Nostradamus
I have heard the conspiracy theories, and every way it could have gone different. It’s the poison of ignorant bliss to entertain. That’s the talk of hindsight. It is the language of weak minds. Hindsight judgement is worse than the blatant lies of nostalgia.
Olmsted Park, part of the Emerald Necklace.
I don’t know quite how, yet, to write about such fear when my values prioritize trust, diversity, welcome. What I will not do is turn further inward; what I will do is continue exploring my own beliefs about peace, inclusivity, forgiveness, and each person’s identity as an image of God.
Borgund Stavkike in the snow
Natalie Motes Griffin
9/11 Twin Tower survivors covered in dust.
Attributed to Don Halasy
270 Panorama overlooking La Jolla Shores as seen from an overlook near the Martin Johnson
House during a late August Sunset. Attributed to Scripps Institute of Oceanography
All of us silently formed a circle saying nothing to one another. At one point, I started singing Amazing Grace and after singing several verses, all of us continued humming the melody for quite a while and gently subsided into a renewed silence. Tom quietly led God Bless America with everyone chiming in.
John Newton author of "Amazing Grace"
Irving Berlin author of "God Bless America"
Jennifer Juneau next to a statue of James Joyce in Zurich, Switzerland.
Left: Jennifer Juneau with son at the statue of Hungarian poet Vorosmarty in Budapest. Right: Jennifer Juneau with son in Geneva, Switzerland.
(https://untitledwithpassengers.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/blitzkreig-by-jennifer-juneau/) published in the Salzburg Poetry Review, has a dreamlike quality, where the speaker, in a dreamlike state, addresses the topic.
A well-dressed businessman with a cell phone asked me, “Would you like for me to get you a hotel room?”
I turned to a woman about my age who was traveling with her adolescent daughter and asked, "What are you going to do?”
Notes for an Observational Essay
Jennifer's children right after 9/11.
He was the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, where he hosted, via podcast, over 300 American and Canadian poets, he is a co-founder of BACKLASH PRESS [ /react-text http://www.backlashpress.com/ react-text: 191 ], and he is the editor of RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread (a literary journal of poetry: /react-text http://rasputinpoetry.blogspot.com/ react-text: 194 ).
In the years since I’ve become focused on how and why media is created and consumed. I now teach media and societal change at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
In our courses we think deeply about concepts of relationship and responsibility to those whose stories we amplify, to our fellow crewmembers and to our audience. We consider how making films can become an opportunity to create a safe and even sacred space by the care we take in interviewing, filming, editing, and presenting.
Her recent collaboration with Eastern Mennonite University students “To Wisconsin With Love” tracks a northern Wisconsin community’s resistance to massive open-pit iron mine. Find the full movie at https://vimeo.com/92711437
ANYA SILVER http://www.anyasilverpoet.com
"Selection" of Hungarian Jews on the ramp at the death camp
Auschwitz-II (Birkenau) in Poland during German occupation,
May/June 1944. Jews were sent either to work or to the gas
chamber. The photograph is part of the collection known as the
Starved peasants on a street in Kharkiv, 1933. In Famine in
the Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933: a memorial exhibition,
Widener Library, Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass.:
Harvard College Library: Distributed by Harvard University
Press, 1986. Procyk, Oksana. Heretz, Leonid. Mace, James
E. (James Earnest). ISBN: 0674294262. Page 35. Initially
published in Muss Russland Hungern? [Must Russia Starve?],
published by Wilhelm Braumüller, Wien [Vienna] 1935.
an icon belonging to the Romanov Family before they were murdered
St. Rapheal Healing Saint
Still, I have no answers for the fundamental problem of evil.
Registered Safety Practitioner & Qualified, Unordained Christian Minister Perth, Western Australia
Ten years on and so much has changed in our world; most for the good. But post-Global Financial Crisis, and with much ballooning debt, do we feel safer? Perhaps not that way, but at least it’s a more sanitized version of insecurity.
*Steve Wickham is a Baptist pastor who holds degrees in Science, Divinity, and Counseling. Steve writes at : http://epitemneip-epitomid.blogspot.com.au
Dramatist, Poet & Professor
I was in time to see the 2nd plane hit and stayed glued to my TV after I made sure that my weapons were gathered and loaded, for at the time I thought the USA had been invaded. I also prayed for the lost souls and their families. I can remember as a Marine being in Hawaii in 1963 when JFK was assassinated.”