Chain Reactions

I agree with what Keith has to say about our reaction to this tragedy. I don’t want to see a repeat of the Japanese Internment camps that we set up in the 1940’s. I have driven past one of those camps – what a horrid place. And taking other innocent civilian lives to retaliate for the lives we lost here seems so senseless when I think about it. It lowers us to their level. Going to war we risk losing more American lives. Maybe that is part of why it touches me – I married a sargeant in the Army a week before Iraq invaded Kuwait. I don’t want to see us involved in another war.

It’s so hard to watch the people on the news that are talking about the final phone calls that they received from their family members that were on the hijacked planes.

I keep trying to make myself do “normal” things, but it just doesn’t feel right. I know so many people have been saying that. I have left the TV off ever since I got home, but I finally gave in. I wanted to see the news. It’s hard to believe that on the planes alone we lost more people then we did in the Oklahoma City bombing. And who knows if we will ever have an accurate count of who was lost in New York. I still can’t believe it really happened. That’s why I turned the TV on … to see the faces of people effected by this. I have been reading all of the blogs – but those are words … I need faces. I have to put a face with the words. It is all so fragmented.

I want my life back. I don’t want to let these terrorist take that away from me. We’ll see what tomorrow holds…

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.