Despite the notion that time could ease the pain, yet when the anniversary day came up, the immense feelings and emotions would naturally surf up from beneath the heart. No effort of rationality could succumb the sadness or even anger if it was a tragic event, such as today. However, it is fine to be human. Expression is healthier than succumbing or avoiding one’s feelings. While the families and friends of the victims remember their loved ones today, our brothers and sisters are also showing support artfully, such as through movies, lectures, and music.
This afternoon, I attended a music event, Music After, a marathon concert running from 8:46am (when the first plane hit the first tower) till midnight. The repertoire composed of music by composers affected by the event. However, this is not a grieving stage; but rather a way to offer music back to the community and to capture the spirit of music in itself. No judgement. No politics. Just music. This is a free event and the audience consisted of the young and old. Being amongst the audience gave me a sense of unity and togetherness – when we could all sit together in peace and harmony.
May peace be with us.