Can’t believe it has been 9 years…
9 years ago, I was on college campus. Thought what I saw on TV was a movie scene, but no.
9 years ago, my best friend visited me for a week. We played tennis. We cooked together. Then, we watched TV and we saw combustion. Fire. Death. Tears.
9 years ago, I was still naive. I didn’t know how to react. Cry? Sure. But action? Not so.
So today, I took action. I volunteered. With other organizations, we created care packages for oversea soldiers. We wrote care cards to put inside the packages. We painted ‘peace’ murals at a local public elementary school.
Today, I did not witness any hatred. I experience community, teamwork, and a healing process.
9 years. The memories might still be vivid and present, but we learn, yes, we must learn to cope and learn from the past.
Love. Not War.