#9 /11 #willneverforget “The fact that people leave flowers at the sight of a tragedy speaks to our very human capacity for empathy: despite our unfathomable loss, hope prevails. Beauty endures, and can be used as a conduit for peace and reconciliation. We will not forget the events of 9/11, but the inclusion of flowers in the memorial is just one of several ways that visitors show respect while simultaneously demonstrating their desire for a better world.
It’s a tiny gesture that underscores an enduring philosophy: in matters of Love and war, Love always wins. This is not a platitude or an empty cliché; it is a fact of the human experience. Beauty triumphs, because it lives within us, nestled within our being like the petal-sheathed bud of a rose. Faith, humility, gratitude, and family persist and are worth fighting for—and flowers remind us of this alienable truth with their own enduring beauty. Every day, on September 11 and otherwise, this an idea worth remembering. Flowers continue to bloom, our yearning for peace prevails, and even in our darkest moments, hope for a better tomorrow remains.”