Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

For the past few years, every September 11, I make it a point to wear my I Heart NY t-shirt. It's a tiny way of paying tribute to those who fell that day in NY, Washington and Pennsylvania, and also a way to say, as the song goes, We shall overcome.

I by no means intend to drag politics into this blog, but I thought that those of us who will vote in November may be interested in checking out a new collective blog, Women Against Sarah Palin. To think that a woman would necessarily stand up for women is foolish.
Let us steer clear of those leaders who think God's on their side. To quote one last song, Bob Dylan's God On Our Side: And you never ask questions, When God's on your side. (See full lyrics here, and hear it here, sung by the divine Joan Baez, live in 1966)

33 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

Every time I land in NY I shovel a tear.

Val said...
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Val said...

Unfortunately Dylan´s song is so actual.

My Castle in Spain said...

oh God...THANKS for this post! i did have a thought today for the victims and those who lost a dear friend or relative.
But yesterday I was just talking about Sarah Palin with my boyfriend and she makes me feel so sad and depressed. I'm a French citizen but i like the States for having been a student there for 1 year. And with all my heart, i pray that Obama will be elected!

Sandra Ree said...

I'd love to have one of those shirts to wear! And thanks for the link, it should be interesting. :)

Audrey Leighton said...

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Mary-Laure said...

VAL - yes, it's eerie and terrible how topical that song rings today...

MY CASTLE - I too find Sarah Palin scary. I look forward to voting for Obama in November.

AUDREY - thanks for your sweet comment, I'll make sure to visit your blog! As you know, I loooooove fashion!

Anonymous said...

I know... today I thought about the US, Spain and London....
nancy

Kwana said...

Thanks for this post today. Being a New Yorker September 11 is always such a sad day. It still feels so close. I remember that morning very clearly. I love your tee shirt and feel your love. On the other issue I totally agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Today is a day that reminds us never to forget that there are evil people in this world.

As for Sarah Palin, it is so true she doesn't speak for every woman, but she does speak for some of us. I don't ask that you always agree with me, but please don't take away my privilege of disagreement with you.

Renie

Stephanie said...

Lovely post. It's a difficult day.

Thanks for linking to the Women Against Palin blog - reading so many passionate, articulate, thoughtful statements from so many women is uplifting.

It gives me hope.

T.D. said...

Bel hommage

A World in a PAN said...

I have given you the I love your Blog award, given to me by Little Byrd. Go to my blog to see it and give it to 7 blogs you love.

Sandy Toes said...

What a great posting! I love the t-shirt to remember 911!
-Sandy Toes

Elisa Day said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Im glad you left a comment so I could find your blog. I just love it! I have to read some more and see your pictures

mansuetude said...

We are always political in our private way. I always see you as "political" here--it must be that other T-shirt about Meat is murder. It pops in my head sometimes like any visual advertisement. :)

Love the gesture of the NY T; yesterday holds a somber feel; I wish we could learn to speak to each other, cross culture, religion, nationalism, etc.

Jill said...

Thanks for this post Mary-Laure. Our neighbors lost their daughter on one of the planes from Boston...it's a hard day. Also, thanks for the Palin link. I, too am shy about politics on my blog, but I will be voting for Obama and am feeling very nervous about the political situation these days.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I totally agree with you.
Sending love from Paris to New York.

tangobaby said...

Thank you for this post, sweet girl.

I think you give us an important reminder that events like September 11 did not just affect Americans, but hurt people around the world. And likewise, a possible Sarah Palin vice-presidency certainly does not affect just the future of the United Sates, but the well-being and safety of many nations. Thank you for the link to that blog, and I will be checking it out right away.

ashley said...

a very important post Mary-Laure- you are right on the money!
am adding you to my blogroll right now- have been meaning to do it for a while- but finally time;)
hope you have a very wonderful week-end- and yes those catherine campbell prints I posted are very dreamy- I adore her;)
x ashley

Hila said...

I saw an interview with her yesterday (Palin that is) and there's something about her that just scares me.

Great post Mary-Laure ...

Esti said...

estoy de acuerdo con tu post. y tienes todo el derecho del mundo a introducir la política en tu blog si te apetece. tu blog es muy especial, habla de tus emociones y a veces, como en esta ocasión, la política causa profundas impresiones o te hace pensar. Qué menos!
En cuanto a sarah palin, cada vez que leo sobre ella, se me pone la piel de gallina... cruzo los dedos para que no salga elegida... :)

Audrey Leighton said...

i agree about sarah palin, that women is bad newss!
xxxx

www.befrassy.com

Anonymous said...

Aurea, thank you for this post. We need to remember.

Anonymous said...

If any of you reading have a blog, please post a link to the website mentioned in this post.
http://womenagainstsarahpalin.blogspot.com/

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Mary-Laure said...

RENIE - thanks for taking the time to comment and share your opinion. Actually I think that what's great about our country is that no matter what opinion one may have, one is always free to express it and debate it...

STEPHANIE - it gives me hope too.

WORLD IN A PAN - thank you for the award! I'm thrilled!

MANSUETUDE - of course you are (as usual!) right, pretty much everything is political - my Meat Is Murder t-shirt, my choice to feature memories from Iran and Iraq in my blog etc.
And I agree, if we could just overcome our prejudices for one thing, our planet would be a better place.

JILL - the thought of your neighbors brought tears to my eyes.
I will be voting for Obama too and in Cambridge like you (absentee ballot).

TANGOBABY - I was so SURE you'd be interested in that link!!

ETSI - a mi tambien esta mujer me da miedo, que espanto!

Topsy Turvy said...

Thanks Mary-Laure, and thanks for that link. I'm with you!

-Lana

Bitterbetty said...

You are smart and beautiful, inside and out.

Politics make me crazy... All Passionate and argumentative, unless I find some one to agree with. That makes me feel like there is still hope for the world.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love this post. I bought an "I heart NY" tee that week and wore it until it was threadbare. I'm a native NYer (was there that day) and still can't believe. I'm reading the other comments...and the fact that this next election is still so close makes me sad for my country.

Katrina said...

such a great post.

danica said...

Fantastic post! I'm in total agreement with you, Mary-Laure!

Botany's Desire said...

2 more days....Obama/Biden
I LOVE New York!!!