Rebirth at Ground Zero: Lessons in Life, Reverence and Resilience for a New Generation

Meeting Tim Bowen and his students from E. O. Smith High School was a remarkable and deeply meaningful life experience...

Meeting Tim Bowen and his students from E. O. Smith High School was a remarkable and deeply meaningful life experience…

With the 9/11 National Museum officially open to the public this week, much has been written about the the controversy over victims’ remains placement, the admission price, gift shop selections, and the possible trauma the exhibits may inflict on visitors. While some of the news has been discouraging, I’m choosing to stay focused on the bigger picture. After visiting the museum last week, I’m not going to lie — it is filled with triggers which brought up a lot of the trauma from the early aftermath, and I’ve spent the days since holding my sorrow gently, quietly processing it all. But in spite of my sorrow I am very grateful, and dare I say it, I am content.

Some may wonder, “How on earth can she be grateful and content while she’s coping with trauma?”

Read more at The Huffington Post…

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