September 11, 2007
Another Anniversary. It’s important for those of us who endured 9/11 on any kind of a personal level to separate our grief and pain from the actions of the Bush Administration and terrorists alike. We have the right to mourn, to grieve, to stop for quiet reflection or to simply get on with our lives as we choose. It is not for us to apologize for the actions of our Government (especially the majority who did not vote for it), or to excuse those of terrorists who act without a mandate; we need not take today to engage in debates about foreign policy or religious fanaticism. A criminal act of mass murder is a criminal act of mass murder. Many of us lost friends and family on 9/11; we lost buildings, we lost health, we lost part of our sanity. We take today to honor that loss as we see fit.
For my part, I choose today, September 11, to offer my first post about Burning Man, which I found to be the most life-affirming event it’s ever been my good fortune to attend. Peace.