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A Belated Essay on 9/11

Sorry that I didn't see this email message sooner, but still wanted to share.

 : IN A Romanian Newspaper ~ Wow!
> >   Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 15:08:23 +0000

  We rarely get a chance to see another
 country's editorial about the USA

> >   Read this excerpt from a Romanian
 Newspaper.  The article was written by Mr. Cornel
 Nistorescu and published under the title 'C'ntarea
 Americii, meaning 'Ode To America ') in the Romanian
 newspaper Evenimentulzilei 'The Daily Event' or
 'News of the Day'.
> >   ~An Ode to America ~ 
   Why are Americans so united? They
 would not resemble one another even if you painted them all
 one color!  They speak all the languages of the world
 and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and
 religious beliefs.
> > 
   On 9/ll, the American tragedy turned
 three hundred million people into a hand put on the
 heart.   Nobody rushed to accuse the White
 House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a
 bunch of losers.  Nobody rushed to empty their bank
 accounts.   Nobody rushed out onto the
 streets nearby to gape about.
> > 
   Instead the Americans volunteered to
 donate blood and to give a helping hand.
> > 
   After the first moments of panic,
 they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on
 T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national
 flag.  They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in
 every place and on every car a government official or the
 president was passing.  On every occasion, they started
 singing: 'God Bless  America !'
> > 
   I watched the live broadcast and
 rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the
 guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a
 wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the
 Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with
 the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target
 that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of
> > 
   How on earth were they able to
 respond united as one human being?  Imperceptibly, with
 every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into
 a modern myth of tragic heroes.  And with every phone
 call, millions and millions of dollars were put into
 collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a
 spirit, which no money can buy.  What on earth can
 unites the Americans in such way?  Their land? 
Their history?  Their economic Power? 
Money?   I tried for hours to find an answer,
 humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of
 sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but
 only one conclusion...

Only freedom can work such miracles.

> >   Cornel Nistorescu 

> >   (This deserves to be passed around
> the Internet forever.) It took a person on the outside -
> looking in - to see what we take for granted !
> >
> >   


Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves -- for they shall never cease to be amused.
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