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Sunday, September 11, 2011

A child's perspective on September 11th

As we look back on the tragic events of September 11th, I can't help feeling I have little to add to what has been said and is being said. I will, however, share a thought from my wonderfully articulate daughter. During a recent conversation about those events, she said something profound. I will leave my comments on this day of reflection and sadness to her.


"I hear people saying that they keep trying to understand why the hijackers did what they did on September 11th. I don't think anyone can understand something that hateful unless they are that hateful too. If we can't understand it, that means there's still good in us. As long as there's still good, there's still hope."
---Katherine Eden, age 8

13 comments:

Marion Jensen said...

Love it.

Aubrey said...

Wisest. Girl. Ever.

Josi said...

Wow.

Melanie Jacobson said...

Dang.

Robin Weeks said...

Your daughter is so cool.

Karen Adair said...

Love. Love. So much wisdom for one so young. Her mother has taught her well. :)

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for sharing that. She's going to be a writer just like her mom.

JaredNGarrett said...

Smart kid.

Cathy Leavitt said...

Beautifully said.

Jaime Theler said...

*applause*

Stephanie Black said...

Beautiful and wise.

Jewel said...

That made me cry. Thank you for sharing.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Bright, bright daughter you have, Sarah. Wise beyond her years.