Thursday, September 10, 2020


Once again remembering the enormous sadness that filled that September day and lingered like a dirty film on the days that followed.
What decides what we remember? I don't mean personal memories. Rather those events that are remembered by a larger community. Experiences are based on your own perspective. But many memories are shared with a larger group. Is it the size of the group who experienced the event or its affect?
Just guessing.
I suspect memories of tragedies like 9/11 probably last generations longer since they are focused on short term events pinned to a day or two. The Pearl Harbor attack, and the JFK assassination are also pinned to a date. The aftermath of the event of course can last a long time.

While I had known of the Flu pandemic of 1918 before Covid-19 hit our world, I know it was not as widely remembered as other events. I wonder if our current Covid-19 pandemic will be forgotten quicker than say 9/11.
Here's a link to a 9/11 remembrance I posted here - sept. 11 remembrance

The future will have tragedies. I wish we could make the man-made ones go away.

You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
and the world will live as one

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