Friday, September 11, 2009

Time Out

I'm taking a break from cyberspace this week. I've just spent too many hours hunched over the computer meeting my book deadline. And reading Facebook statuses, and checking out my favorite movie stars.

I need to refresh my screen, reboot my system. I'm choosing to do it away from the computer this week. Back next week.

In the meantime, I'd like to take a moment to remember those who died in the 9-11 attacks. I'm reading Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson's story of how he built schools in Afghanistan. Despite the fact that it happens before the terrorist attacks, it's a fitting read for today. He got past the tribes and the hate and the religious differences and found the soul of the people he met. And that made all the difference.

My wish is that we'll learn to live together someday.


Camille Minichino said...

Thanks for posting this, Terri, and expressing what's on our minds today.

Betty Hechtman said...

I can understand needing a break from your computer after rushing for a book deadline.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Terri, my husband and the president of Steinway (America) were together in the UK when the attacks occurred, so they have an agreement--every year they chat on the anniversary.

I hope we never forget. Let us sow hope where there is despair, and love where there is hatred. God bless America.