🎶 "I'm a survivor (what), I'm not gon' give up (what)
I'm not gon' stop (what), I'm gon' work harder (what)
I'm a survivor (what), I'm gonna make it (what)
I will survive (what), keep on survivin' (what)"🎵 - Destiny's Child
The significance of me flying home today from NY, on the anniversary of September 11th, are not lost on me.
It was my first time in NYC. I visited the memorial and I was moved by the story of the lone surviving tree. It was found amongst the rubble and chaos, still standing. Charred, decimated branches, but still showed signs of life. It was moved to be nursed and rehabilitated. Then, it was replanted back at the memorial site.
It is a great reminder to us all that no matter how much someone tries to tear us down, wound us, take away from us, we are creative, whole, and resourceful beings.
To all the people who have lost their lives that day, to their families, to those whose health and life have been compromised by the destruction, I send love + light.
Much Love & Gratitude,