In memory of Neil Shastri.
Remember New York after 9/11?
when you could find compassion in the eyes of a stranger
when there was togetherness in grieving for people we didn't even know
when a regular person had an opportunity to become a hero
when it was normal for a business to care more about their employees and customers than their profits
when we were waking up to preciousness and fragility of our lives
when we rushed to say I love you to people that mattered to us
when we gave up excuses to do things that we had wanted to do.
Let's not forget that bigger enemies than terrorism are sleepiness of our souls and resignation in our hearts, separateness of neighbors and fears that stop us.
And in the wake of the anniversary, why don't you and I
give up a grudge against someone in our life
tell at least one person that we love him/her
do one things that we're afraid of.
After all, there is no better way to honor the dead than by living. Are you up for it?
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