The Sound of Silence-From Coffee Hour with Chickilt Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for stopping by. Yesterday was a day filled with a myriad of emotions and yet there was something  that spoke the loudest among the silence. Grab your coffee and come on in. Let’s talk about yesterday.

Yesterday, there was no escaping the reminders of that day ten years ago that changed our nation forever, stole the lives of 2,819 innocent people, rendering everyone they touched affected in a myriad of ways. Picture after picture, during the attacks, in the midst of the search and rescue missions, in the chaos of the rubble, the unspoken question of “why” stares back at us.

There are no words to even begin to describe the pain of the loss, especially for those who lost a loved one — a friend, a husband, a wife, a father, mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin – no one’s loss is measurable.

I would never even begin to believe that I could offer any kind of solace about the silence that fell upon where the Twin Towers fell, and now where a most appropriate and beautiful memorial is imbedded in such a way as to never be destroyed. However, I am awe-inspired by what fills the sound of silence.

As I watched segment after segment on the various channels yesterday, listened to cited memories over the radio, there were two beautifully profound and silent attributes woven in everything that I heard that spoke louder than the silence suffered ten years ago: Love and hope.

Those attributes are two of our Father’s passed down to us and impossible to take away, even in the midst of the most horrific thing that I have ever witnessed happening to our nation and its people.

Paul Simon gave an amazingly moving performance as he sung “Sound of Silence,” a song that he wrote during the aftermath suffered from Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, with that same indescribably excruciating and gut-wrenching emotion that can come only after a tragedy. Together the audience joined in love and hope, despite the loss.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard President Obama read an entire chapter out of the Living Word of God, and I’m not the one who can judge his heart, so I choose to be inspired toward love and hope.

Giuliani, the former mayor of N.Y., read from the book of Ecclesiastes, and again, I am inspired toward love and hope.

Many now grown men speak of missing their dad, and find refuge in their motivation toward a brighter future. Again, I am inspired to love and hope.

There were so many inspiring memorial memoirs, and despite the tears, the suffering still lingering from this senseless act of terrorism, in the midst of silence, I continue to hear love and hope.

May love and hope inspire your choices today,



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4 Responses to “The Sound of Silence-From Coffee Hour with Chickilt Power”

  1. L'Aussie says:

    Hi. I came via your direct twitter message. This was very moving.

  2. Delbert Radunz says:

    I read your post with a pleasure.

  3. admin says:

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  4. admin says:

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