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9/11 Photoblog

Lately there is a lot more picture taking in my life then there are words. Especially today. Instead, I wanted to pass on the September 11th: Photoblog Your Life Project (as described on the site):

I’ve been thinking about September 11th. I’ve been thinking about the United States response – The Patriot Act. Invading Afganastan & Iraq. Death. Fear. Oppression.

It seems to me that this is NOT the America I want the world to know. So I propose a blogwide Photoblog your Life day on September 11th. Take your camera with you. Take pictures. Show the world your life. Show the world your daily delights. Show the world that we choose life, happiness and freedom.

On September 11th, I’ll be carrying my camera with me. I’ll snap pictures of my day – the good, the bad, the mundane. And I’m gonna post them here for the world to see. Let’s make September 11th a day of affirmation and life.

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By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

17 replies on “9/11 Photoblog”

Crankydragon, those of us still suffering through ways to cope with the disaster don’t really care of you’re “sick” of hearing about a great tragedy that destroyed so many innocent lives.

Tact, it’s your friend.

OK, I DON’T want to offend ( I don’t comment here much and don’t wanna get banned or anything).

I don’t have a problem with this idea, if it helps people deal with that horrible day then it’s a good thing in my book.

But, why do we have to SHOW the world that we choose life, happiness and freedom? What about the people in the world who don’t have that still? YES Sept. 11th was a awful, but what choice to the starving in Africa have? The oppressed in China?

I’m NOT dissing the idea, as my Gran used to say “Pull yourself together and get on with it”. At what point in ‘Americas grieving’ will you put this behind you (not forgetting it just moving on, it can be done).

Sorry, don’t want to sound preachy, negative, anti-American, etc etc…

Gordon, I rarely if ever ban anyone here. It’s ok if you speak your mind.

In some ways, I feel a lot like you do – and yet, at the same time, I support it for my own personal reasons. Everyone has a different perspective on the events and their reaction to it. Yes, I am moving on, but at the same time I am frustrated that my government is “waging a war on terror” and things like that. So for me, it is a day to observe the “normal” things in life.

For other people (like Faith), that day had a completely different affect on her life. She lives right there. She knew people that died. I don’t have that perspective. I was going to leave a comment last night that I could see why it might not sit right with her.

Getting on with it is a good thing. The method of doing that varies from person to person though.

When I was thinking about this – I was thinking **About** september 11th. I remember the heros who risked their lives for others. I remembered the innocents – just living their lives – who were tragically impacted. Some killed, some losing parents, children, friends.

And I thought about the United States reaction. Bombing Afganastan. Locking up people because of an accident of birth – where they were born. The Patriot Act.

I tried to think of how the US must look to the rest of the world. And I wanted to do something about it. To show that we are people – the same as them.

So I’m **NOT** trying to disrespect those who lost. I just trying – in my simple way – to show others that the outcome of the Sept 11th tragedy DOES NOT have to be more death & hate. That somewhere in that horrific day could be the seed of a little understanding. And maybe a way to leave the world a bit better then we left it.

I think this is a great idea. But I think that you should expand it to include those who have had a child murdered or raped and maybe people who have children that have been taken from them and they have no idea what has happened to them.

Go out, take pictures and let them know that the loss of their loved ones is really insignificant and is getting to be a downer for the rest of us.

After all, it’s not like we actually knew them or something. Sure it’s a tragedy that they’re gone, but quit bumming everyone else out

Christine, you are, of course, right. Everyone has their on way of dealing with things, so I hope the people who join in take something from doing so.

Rob, I never doubted that your motives were anything except positive, apologies if it came across any other way.

I don’t read that as saying that those deaths “didn’t matter”. It seems to me that it’s just a different way of remembering. A different kind of remembering.

I think it’s a good idea and I’ll be participating.

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