The horrific events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 sent shock waves throughout the U.S. Approximately 20 years later, we can still vividly remember where we were on that morning and recall the whole gamut of emotions we felt in the aftermath. Our world was never going to be the same again. A dark cloud hovered for a long time over our collective consciousness and individual minds.

At the same time, there is always a silver lining behind every dark cloud. Every tragedy forces us to accept truths that are otherwise too uncomfortable for us to reflect on.  Every tragedy leaves us with lessons that we have no choice but to accept, simply because they stare us glaringly in the face. We saw on that sad day that life is unpredictable, and death is inevitable. When those who perished on that day left home in the morning they did not think that this was going to be their final day on earth. None of us is privy to that information.

Tragedies also force us to accept that life doesn’t always remain the same. Life is not a stagnant pond. Life is an ever-flowing river. Things change; people change; situations change. The only constant in life is ‘change’.

When faced with excruciatingly difficult situations in life, we learn that we humans are resilient creatures. When we are in the depths of despair, we have no way to go except up. We cry; we grieve; we become despondent, but then we rise up. We rebuild ourselves and continue to live, hopefully wiser, due to the lessons tragedy has taught us.

Yours,
?
Didi Ji

Yours,

Didi Ji