For many this will be a day of remembering. I remember. 11 years ago, and what I remember most is the feelings I had. Not after, but during. I remember how beautiful it was that day not only in New York, but here in Nashville. And, the eerie, frighteningly quiet sense of not knowing what was going to happen next. Rumors flying. The truth of devastating enough. That is what I remember. Where are we now? 11 years of war, the inconveniences of this new world order of scanners and searches and putting shampoo in little bitty bottles. And yes, time has moved on since that day, and we get on with our lives and yes there are reminders but in time even those seemingly permanent reminders become so normal.
So today is a day to remember and to look ahead and move forward. Fear is a natural reaction to such tragedy, but in the long run, fear is not what needs to guide us. The deaths in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington that day…we pause, we remember and we go on for them. The lives lost since that day, Americans, Iraqis, Afghans and others… we pause, we remember, and we go on…
Let’s get to our Shuffle for the day:
First up is I’m Sorry which was a #1 hit song in 1960 for a then fifteen year old singer Brenda Lee. It was originally intended to be a B-side, but became Brenda Lee’s biggest hit.
This song always reminds me of this Marshall Crenshaw version of a Ben Vaughn song
Next we have a 1956 number #1 song. Why Do Fool Fall in Love? features fourteen year old Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. Diana Ross recorded a cover of the song which was released in 1981.
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