My view of the world through words & photos
I wrote the following on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy:
Ten years ago, I was working at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital when I learned about the tragedy in NYC…then DC…then PA. While each of the crash sites were horrific, one of the images that is burned in my mind is of the hundreds of medical personnel in NYC waiting for the expected thousands of victims – who never came. Throughout the hospital we were praying for our fellow hospital workers, as well as for the victims. Praying for the strength they would need to care for so many injured. Slowly we, and they, realized no more victims would be arriving. The look of realization at the enormous loss of life on their faces was heartbreaking. Medical people who didn’t have anyone to care for from the crash and collapse; first responders who didn’t have anyone left to rescue; New Yorkers who no longer had family and friends; people around the world who had witnessed a tragedy beyond comprehension.
This morning, Emmaus, the group I sing with at St. Richard, selected “Let There Be Peace On Earth” as our sending forth song at the end of Mass. And that is my wish and prayer for all of you and for our future. If you haven’t heard this beautiful song, or even if you have, enjoy this version: http://youtu.be/HPH4LRASWbo