Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Too Depressed To Blog

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

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Anonymous said...

Too depressed to comment

Thanks for the photos and have a fine Texas evening.


Superstar said...

i knew you would do something on our "Patriot day"
~bows head in a moment of silence~

Debbie said...

The pictures say it all, don't they. I always get moody at this time of year. Both proud of my country, and frustrated at some citizens who just doing get it.

In_spired said...

My sentiments exactly!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I'm with ya'll....

*sad face*

Jenny! said...

My thoughts are with the children and families! I can't help but feel immense sadness and hate 6 years later!

soccer mom in denial said...

I struggled with what to do today with my blog. I decided to just talk about other things. Not out of disrespect but more from a feeling of what could I contribute. Those photos on your blog though are just gripping.

I did talk to the boys (they are 7) about today, reminded them of some books we've read about the Towers and assured them the grown-ups in their lives do everything to keep them safe.

lime said...

i have always wished that was our national anthem instead of the satr spangled banner....

thank you, very appropriate

buffalodickdy said...

And that basta*d Bin Laden is still running around loose....

Paul Champagne said...

tlrb ... I know the feeling

bambi .................................................................................................... also a moment of silence

debbie ... frustration sometimes turns to anger with me ... especially at some members of Congress.

inspired ... thank you

terri ... you always are.

jenny ... hate is not a healthy thing ... but I guess I'm unhealthy on this issue too.

soccer mom ... explaining to the kids is a good thing. It is also hard because we don't want to transfer our hatred to them but we also want to let them know that this was a very bad thing done by very bad men ... it is a tightrope that parents must cross.

lime ... you're welcome. I still like the Star Spangeled Banner better as our National Anthem. I think it is the history behind it. Francis Scott Key was a prisoner exchange agent aboard the British ship HMS Tonnant during the battle to take Fort McHenry. He wrote the song about his feelings when dawn arrived and the Fort had not fallen. I particularly like the 4th verse which starts:

Oh thus be it ever
Where free man shall stand
Between their loved homes
And the war's desolation.

Just like my wife loves movies based on real life events (Lifetime), I guess I like my songs the same way.

buffalo ... Not only running around loose, but making videos to rub salt in our wounds. I wonder what the proper punishment would be for him if he is captured?

-eve- said...

The poem inspires patriotism even in me (and I'm not an American!) It's good to remember this day...

snowelf said...

That picture is worth way too many words and even more tears.


Paul Champagne said...

eve ... It is a beautiful poem (song). The reason it inspires patriotism in you is because it is really non country specific. You can substitute America for any country you feel strongly about and it still works.

snow ... did you notice the last photo ... symbolizing a "little" hope?

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