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Saturday, September 10, 2011

September 11th, 2011

Tomorrow is more than just Sunday. It is, as many have said, the 10th Anniversary of the day the world changed. We all stop to remember where we were and what we were doing that day.
As for me, I was still busy trying to write a 'short story'. After all, at that time, my goal was to write/publish enough short stories to get noticed and then write a novel.
How could I forget the short story ( I began writing, to the best of my memory shortly after the 4 of July, 2001) I was still working on at the time of Sept. 11th, was 'Lady Wisdom's visit to modern America'. At that time, it was difficult to work in absolute silence, especially since I was not only hoping and praying to get publish, but also not to offend the original Writer Himself, Whom i will one day come face to face with--So my inspiration, while writing was a CD I have of Mahalia Jackson, which went well, until she came to the song--"God Bless America", which every time I listen to it--it got stuck in my head, which prior to Sept 11, was most irritating, since My priority was finishing the short story that I was writing, not doing anything with an old song that has already been written.
Sept 11th, was a Tuesday, which began as usual, which began with my younger son complaining of a stomachache and staying home from school, which at the time, was not that unusual, believe it or not-he really did graduate, but that's another story.
Where was I, that day, after sending old son to school and calling off younger son and getting him comfortable, I got started with my writing to the CD of Mahalia Jackson. It wasn't going well, so I went to the library where all the librarians were glued to their computer screens, when I got back home I found out why, then I wished that I had played the Song--God Bless America--more often than I did.