I have good Muslim friends both on RB and in “real life”, and, knowing them, the anger and bitterness at the 9/11 attack is gone. The other grandmother of my grandchildren is a Muslima. How can I love some and hate many? I can’t.
Now we’re doing pay-back. Whether it’s right or not isn’t mine to say, it, like 9/11— it’s simply a fact. I still believe in us, woman to woman and man to man, learning to understand and be gentle with each other. Sharing humor and learning to love and respect each other, learning about each other and our customs and beliefs.
The internet has one great use I’m told: Genealogy, but I think it has a second great function, and that is to unite us across barriers. I’m very grateful that I’ve been allowed to join this Group: It is already making a difference in people’s hearts, I believe.
edited for grammar 06 Dec 2008 DS
9/11 Day 2008
An open letter to my friends describing my feelings about individuals bonding across borders and differences, and how that may stop hate and misunderstanding.