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After September 11

Seek inner peace and bring it into our world

Out our windows facing south to the tip of Manhattan, Sept. 11 looked like a gorgeous day with a clear blue sky. But the images on television gave us a very different picture. We watched in dismay and disbelief as the Twin Towers that we knew so well from sightseeing expeditions and special-occasion dinners collapsed to the ground, taking untold numbers of lives with them.

We reacted to the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center with shock and profound sadness. That day friends and family phoned or contacted us via e-mail. Were we safe? Yes. Were we afraid? Not really. Were we angry? Concerned and disquieted more than angry.
We reacted to the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center with shock and profound sadness. That day friends and family phoned or contacted us via e-mail. Were we safe? Yes. Were we afraid? Not really. Were we angry? Concerned and disquieted more than angry.


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