September 11 will forever be a day of remembrance. A day when open wounds resurface and we come together for an opportunity to express our sorrows once more. Relive the horrors of what we’ve seen and/or experienced. Whether directly or indirectly, we’ve all been impacted by the turn of events. We have stories of our own to share. As for open wounds, how can they close?
The world is filled with tragedies after tragedies. None of it makes sense or can be justified. I don’t know which is worse to experience, a sudden or prolonged death. Is there truly a better scenario? If it’s sudden, you experience initial shock and anger follows. If it’s prolonged, you experience the pain and agony of watching the minutes tick and a void settles in afterwards. In the end, there isn’t any scenario that makes it easy. When it’s all said and done, you are left with how to deal with the closure aspect.
Closure enables us to heal. It provides an end to a chapter horribly written. We can spend our lives in mourning, in self-defeat, in agony. Or you can fight your way out and climb again. Our losses are filled with void from a presence perspective; however, it’s their strength that continues to live within us. It provides comfort knowing they are never truly far away.
Finding closure enables you to celebrate the life, not mourn the loss. On a day like this, we find ourselves reflecting back not just looking for answers, but trying to relive certain memories. Sometimes it’s a wonder whether we live out certain memories because we continue to mourn or if we are afraid of losing them entirely. The sooner you begin to accept life for what it is, the easier it is to heal. Instead of seeking the answers to rhetorical questions of life, embrace what you have and all the experiences that go with it.
Find your closure and “keep those feet moving.”