While I will never forget, I'm spending today trying not to remember.
I remember spending almost two months last fall engrossed in the stories of those that perished and those who survived. I went to a funeral, read the papers, watched TV. After a short time, I knew I was overloading. Today I'm not watching the news, I'm not listening to the radio, I'm in my office working hard for my clients because if I dip a toe in, I think it would pull me in over my head.
In the last year, I've lived my life. I opened my own law practice, bought a house, traveled to places I had never been, lost forty pounds, spent time with friends and family, and just went on. My life over the last year was not meant to be a repudiation of any kind, but as I look back today, that's what it became. I expect the next year will be filled with milestones much like the last. They say that living well is the best revenge, and I'm making plans to live it to the hilt. Those who left us a year ago would expect nothing less.Posted by wasylik at September 11, 2002 11:57 AM