Early Evening, New York City by Sophie
as i've stated here, new york and i have a peculiar love-hate relationship -- but as always, i end up going back because it is, after all, my city, too. last night, uncle and aunt came over fresh from their trip to napa valley, california. it was my cousin's wedding and we had a blast talking (or, rather, "toasting" -- it was an extended celebration as i put it). the pictures were very lovely and my cousin glowed. we rambled to other topics that included new york and new orleans. rest assured that whenever 9/11 or hurricane katrina is mentioned, it gets ugly. some theorize that the reason for the prompt response to the 9/11 tragedy was, new york was a greater loss than new orleans. others say, "blame the lack of response in new orleans on FEMA (and the president... oh no, let's not forget him)." many have predicted the looming disaster that was to hit new orleans and its surrounding counties, among them was brendan loy -- it is indeed disturbing that help came after four days, you'd think we've learned to listen after 9/11. anyway, i refuse to be political because compassion is what people are crying for at this moment. At 8:46 a.m., there will be a moment of silence at Ground Zero to mark when the north tower was struck by the first plane. At that time, churches across the city have been asked to toll their bells... The morning will have four separate moments of silence, two to mark the time each plane struck and two when each tower collapsed.
i know these days, it is even harder to trust in a God who is unseen but what if, just what if, we learned to trust not in man but in God? what would He do?
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
-- Psalm 23:4,6