Or even feel sorry for that matter.
Regret and remorse are the stuff of the untermenschen. the ordinary people, as both faith and conscience come from a simple sense of ourselves as we really are, and a redeeming concern for others.
The Recovery™ is proving to be a highly selective experience, and the masters of the universe remain rampant on a field of greed.
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.”The precious metals market is showing signs of wear. There is some fairly pointed intraday commentary on that subject here.
Speaking of the importance of the day, it is all too easy to allow a tragedy like 911 to become a mere abstraction or a political symbol. After all, we are a conceptualizing species, often lost in the heat of the present. It is surprising how quickly and easily we forget, and stumble, and get our priorities all wrong. But always so self-importantly. And that is what makes us so funny.
I remember, on that day of momentous events, being amazed at how quickly the class mothers at our grammar school got together to handle the very practical problem of what to do about children who might not have a parent coming to pick them up after school that day. And it did happen.
I remember the story of the woman who took one of her husband's suits out of the closet, and laid next to it on the bed, to embrace the last faint smell of him from it, as she gave herself over to her grief. I am only now beginning to truly appreciate that as the shadows lengthen.
These are the little, human things that form the rich texture and meaning of life. It is this mere but precious humanity that is so often wholly lost to the self important ego and actions of the ubermenchen, to their everlasting shame, and special place in the hereafter.
Essere umano, to be human. Memento mori, and remember thou art also mortal, arrogant dust. I think we have forgotten this once again. Whom the gods would break, they first make mad.
So in keeping with the day, let's all try to remember what is important, and what truly lasts.
"Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things...Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Lacking any other purpose in life, it would be good enough to live for their sake."Have a pleasant evening.