Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thoughts of home and abroad


Gazing out over the Atlantic breakers towards the Western horizon, our thoughts turn to the city of New York.  Can it really be 10 years ago that those blue morning skies were blotted out by flames and dust?



So many innocent lives dashed in an instant - at that moment - and in the decade since. 


So we send our love and healing wishes out with the tide, to the people of America; of Iraq; of Afghanistan and London, and all others caught up in the fires that were ignited on that day.


An event which has touched us all.  Even here, in this remote and beautiful spot.  For we stand on the beach at Mangersta, on the West coast of the island. This is the home of Linda Norgrove, kidnapped  while working with Afghan women and children, and who died while being rescued.



Peace and love be with you all. x

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely post. Thank you for such a poignant and beautifully expressed reminder.

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  2. Beautiful post and photos. Sad memories.

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  3. Lovely, poignant and pertinent post. Extraordinary event and times we now live with.

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  4. It changed us all didn't it? Peace and love to you too. xx

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  5. very thoughtful. here's wishing that tomorrow could be a peaceful day in the world.

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  6. what a beautiful, thoughtful post...healing thoughts to the world...

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  7. Really beautifully written. You said everything I have been thinking. Sept. 11th was a day that was heartbreaking for the entire world...because it changed the world in so many ways...I guess there are blessings too that have come from it through seeing others reach out...but the senseless deaths are what are truly heartbreaking.

    I know I always say this when I visit your blog, but your pictures are so beautiful...they really are taken with such an incredible angle...you have a great eye.

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  8. Oh and please tell Kristine Happy belated Birthday from me! ;)

    Kristine

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  9. I wish I could print your blog post and hang it on the wall. It is just beautiful - and in a strange way, consoling. The waves washing over me (metaphorically) calmed me. Thankyou so much for sharing these thoughts and images on such a day. With love, A.

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  10. You said this beautifully. When it comes to September 11th words still fail me, and I can see it all so clearly in front of me, the interuption on the television screen, thinking this was some kind of movie and then the reality sinking in. Never will I forget.

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  11. What a beautiful post, with amazing photographs. I agree that the waves are comforting. Yes it was a day that changed everything and I hope we can move towards a real peace.

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  12. I was chatting to some friends online when this happened and some of them were in America, although not in NY. Most of them knew someone in NY thought, and the terror was apparent. We all had one eye on our monitors and one eye on the TV. I dont think I will ever forget it.
    V
    xxx

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  13. Well said. I will never forget that day, watching such horrors on live television, such suffering and incomprehensible tragedy. The world needs to remember this day and the people who were caught up in it. xxxxxxxx

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