The Walk

Know what keeps sticking out in my mind? The news clips of those people walking, so calmly (also known as in shock) across the bridges, out of Manhattan. It gives me chills every time I think about it. I am also very proud that there have been no reports of looting or rioting. Americans have a bad enough reputation for doing that. Come to think of it, if you leave the United States, we generally have a bad reputation around the globe. I don’t blame people from other countries for thinking this – we have an incredibly high crime rate. We are rude to people from other nations, even when we are guests in their country. We start fights. (I witnessed both of those things too often when I lived in Germany and when I travelled across Europe.) Sure, they are generalizations, but we have earned them. There have been moments when I lived in Germany where I didn’t want to admit I am an American … yesterday was NOT one of those moments. They walked, so calmly, so orderly, across the bridge…

Mike Daisey has a very poignant account. As do so many other blogs online.

Today, I am proud to be an American. Thank you to all of those that have stood so tall in this time of such tragedy.

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.