eyes to the sky

” no matter how hard the past, we can always begin again.”
– buddha

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today, there will be many, many people who will be looking back, remembering a day, a person, a place and a world ten years ago.
and that’s perfectly okay. these moments have shaped the world we live in today. and those people who we’ve lost shaped who we are, here and now.
in my today, i’m choosing not to look back.
i choose to look up, eyes to the sky, and send my love to our fallen. i’m imagining their eyes are shining, faces beaming down at us as we’ve fought – and keep fighting – to make our world a better place since that fateful day. they’re reassuring us, “hey now, no sad faces! heaven is pretty amazing. and we’re always here….just look up.”

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and today, and every day after, I’ll choose to look forward.
i’ll try and do my part to make our world a place that i’m proud of. and while i don’t have a powerful political position or endless amounts of money to influence people, i’m still me. sylvie, a girl with a full heart and a strong voice who has committed herself to drawing out the peace and goodness in all of us. and i hope that you…and you, you and you…will be inspired to do the same.
here’s to peace. and to everyone who’s fought for it.
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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. πŸ™‚

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5 Comments

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    Tam
    09/13/2011 at 10:58 pm

    Great post on 9/11…

    Yours Truly,
    Tam

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    Rhiannon {Hey Gorg}
    09/13/2011 at 5:07 pm

    I agree with Lena. So many so-called tribute posts have been frustrating; and I’m not even an American. This is such an amazing post. Thank you xoxo

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    theappletea
    09/13/2011 at 2:21 pm

    what a sweat photos πŸ™‚

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    la petite coquine
    09/12/2011 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve been frustrated with so many posts on the topic, but you made me feel full of life.

    xoxoxoxox

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    sweetlifetime.com
    09/11/2011 at 4:02 pm

    Just beautiful. πŸ™‚

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