Yesterday, in reflecting on the events of September 11, 2009 I came across an essay by Barbara Kingsolver that moved me. The essay is titled Saying Grace and is in her book called Small Wonders. Thus far I've only read two of her essays out of the many in the book. Kingsolver is growing on me..."We don't own the world, as it turns out. Flight attendants and bankers, mothers and sons were ripped from us as proof, and thousands of families must now spend whole lifetimes reassembling themselves after shattering loss. The rest of us have lowered our flags in grief on their behalf. I believe we could do the same for the 35,600 of the world's children who also died on September 11 from conditions of starvation, and extend our hearts to the fathers and mothers who lost them."On the same note, I thought this would be an appropriate time to share with you an amazing photographer, James Nachtwey. He has captured images from wars to famine and many other social issues."I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."


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