we remember

i woke up 18 years ago today in my freshman dorm room at salve regina university to the phone ringing. it was a new friend from new york calling to tell me what had just happened. i still had to attend my philosophy class shortly thereafter, and it is probably one of the few classes that i actually remember. the professor did something so touching – he sang to us all, “what a wonderful world,” by louis armstrong. it was the kindest, most beautiful form of care and a message of hope on such a tragic day. it serves as a reminder that beauty is out there if we look for it, and that pain and heartbreak can be held – it’s so much of what SALT is all about.

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