Friday – Memories and Memorials

Tomorrow is April 19th. With 9-11 and the Boston Marathon, and other more current examples of human inhumanity, this 19th anniversary of the event that rocked Oklahoma and the world will likely slide by with little notice from the national media. But for those who lived through it, who responded in the first wave of rescuers and didn’t go home for days, we remember. Always.

I’ll be offline most of the weekend. The ugly ghost of PTSD rears it’s head this time of year. I close my eyes and the scenes of that day are superimposed against the black screen of my memory. I don’t need the photographs I took, dutifully recording the scene as was my job, to remember.

I’m going to read, catch up on TV shows, and maybe work on SWEETHEART. And while I’ll do my best to sleep through 9:02 a.m. tomorrow, I’m sure I’ll be awake. If you remember, take a moment to send a prayer to the Universe that something like this won’t happen again, that humans will learn to deal with each other with honor and respect for life.

See you Monday.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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8 Responses to Friday – Memories and Memorials

  1. Janet says:

    Take care, Silver.

  2. Liza says:

    Sending huge cyber hugs your way. Maybe you can snuggle up with the Magic Bean this weekend. Also saying prayers. My boss in running in Boston on Monday, so would appreciate safe prayers for him and his family this weekend.

    • Silver James says:

      He’s got them! May he run well and finish with joy. :): And actually, I forgot I have OKRWA meeting tomorrow. *headdesk* I have to be downtown. Ah well… And we’re seeing Only, BB, and Sprout on Sunday. It’ll be all good. *hugs back* 🙂

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