Today has been a rather strange day. I couldn’t quite put my finger on why I am sad and a bit reflective. I first thought it was the rainy weather and then maybe a touch of home-sickness; but then it dawned on me, this will be the first year that I will not be attending a memorial for the 9/11 tragedy. Tonight I won’t be walking Tallmadge Circle among the red, white and blue candles placed there but countless volunteers and kept lit by even more kind people. I won’t walk into the old church to watch the replay of the news, say a pray and shed a tear. What I am doing is tonight at 9pm (9am in US) myself and the fellow Americans are getting together to have a memorial of our own. An evening of reflection on those we have lost. Our bodies may be on this side of the world but our hearts are with everyone in the states.


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