As I swept and dusted, cleaned the kichen, and did some laundry, I listened to the New York memorial service at the site where the Twin Towers once stood. The litany of names, punctuated with moving stories of loss. The Bible readings, including President Obama reading Psalm 46:
Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Someone read a beautiful passage from Paul, about the wish of those who die that the living shall live life to the fullest, rather than mourn. Andrew Cuomo read from FDR's Four Freedoms speech. Governor Pataki read a Billy Collins poem. James Taylor sang Close Your Eyes:
I can sing this song, and you can sing this song when I'm gone.Paul Simon sang The Sounds of Silence.
I took a break from cleaning to make my earrings. Tall, thin, twin towers like those that glimmered in the sunlight just 10 years ago.