Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

No new words


On a day like today, September 11, 2021, on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on our country that killed so many innocents, you want to have something profound to say. Something that touches your readers, helps them process their own memories. Makes someone think. Provides hope.

But I find that I have no new words, and while in search of something to say I remembered my last visit to New York City when we visited the Freedom Tower.

So I invite you to click on this link which will take you back to a post written in 2016. My feelings about this place are still the same.

If you ever have the chance to visit NYC, please make time to spend at least a half day at the Freedom Tower. As our guide said back then, visiting is a sign of respect.

And couldn’t we all try a little harder to spread some respect these days.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

13 thoughts on “No new words

  1. Yes. We all could try harder to spread respect. And many could try harder to earn that respect.


  2. Pretty photo of New York City.


  3. And the weather here in NY today was just as brilliant as 20 years ago.

    I only took one photo inside the 9/11 museum and it was the compilation of the sky blue squares. That was really powerful for me. Such a sacred space.


    • That IS a very powerful part of the museum. I stood there a long time too, looking at all the variations of blue. I liked the quote as well. “No days shall erase you from the memory of time.”


  4. You’ve made some outstanding points here, Dawn. I love spreading a little respect, visiting as a sign of respect, and trying our best to provide hope.


  5. I’m with you in no new words for the 20th anniversary, and in full agreement that we could use a dose or two of spreading respect these days. I, too, have much hope we’ll recover from what divides us. Were you ever in NY prior to 2016? I can only imagine how interesting it would be to go there and see all the sights, including the memorials. It’s a place I’ve never really wanted to visit though. Except to visit a blogger I met who lives there. I said that about Chicago too and then my youngest lived there for 4 years – I had to go, and actually found many things I used to like about it. I’m very thankful she no longer lives there.

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