Friday, September 11, 2015

And then, on September 11, the world fractured . . .

'It's beyond my skill as a writer to capture that day and the days that would follow--the planes, like specters, vanishing into steel and glass; the slow-motion cascade of the towers crumbling into themselves; the ash-covered figures wandering the streets; the anguish and the fear. Nor do I pretend to understand the stark nihilism that drove the terrorists that day and that drives their brethren still. My powers of empathy, my ability to reach into another's heart, cannot penetrate the blank stares of those would murder innocents with abstract, serene satisfaction.' ~ President Barack Obama

© Frank Borsellino™
© From Where I Sit™
September 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

End of Summer

'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.' ~ Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel

'It's easy to get sad as the carefree days of summer come to a close but before we
go there, and although I'll openly admit that I'm slightly sad to see the days get
shorter and to see leaves on the ground, it's nice to know that we've got a few more
weeks left and that the autumn months give us much to look forward to. Let's
collectively and softly say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn.' ~ © Frank Borsellino™

© From Where I Sit™
writer/blogger/bon vivant
September 7, 2015