A Reminder Etched in the Sidewalk


There’s a reminder of 9/11 etched in the sidewalk that I often pass by when out running in the Lansdowne neighborhood in Charlotte.

I don’t know who chose to leave the reminder in the sidewalk but ever since I first saw it I can’t pass by without seeing it and it does make me remember even just for a moment or two.

Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since that day.   A day that was totally surreal and like no other.  But so were days that followed.  I was living on Long Island at the time and the World Trade Center had been a part of the NY city skyline for my entire life.  The first time I drove the Throgs Neck Bridge and looked over to them gone, that city and skyline were just forever changed and it was all very real.

There will be remembrances and ceremonies all over the country this weekend (and in NY, Washington and PA as there are every year on the anniversary).

To me – this simple etching in a neighborhood sidewalk is even more powerful. Whoever chose to leave it should know that nearly 10 years later it’s still sending its message.

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Joyfully divorced, Diane is passionate about sharing her story, experience, wisdom and insight from this beautifully brutal life. Passionate about heartfelt connection in all areas of her life she is a public introvert and most enjoys connecting with and spending quality time with friends, chosen family and clients that are uplifting and inspiring. Her core values of connection, humor, integrity, authentic alignment influence all aspects of her life. She is intentional in all that she does. Diane is the founder and owner of Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services and McDermott Real Estate LLC
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