🙋 One more thing …
Thank you for reading all the way to the end.
Folks, I’m sure it goes without saying, but it’s honestly staggering to me that tomorrow will mark 20 years since 9/11. I don’t know about you, but this event is definitely bringing up a lot of contemplative feelings that I think I’ll need to sit with a bit longer, especially given recent world events involving our nation.
Here's your reminder to be gentle with yourself tomorrow, call friends and family who were impacted by 9/11 to check in on them, and don’t be afraid to sit with your feelings on what this day means to you and what you’ll do with that meaning.
If you’re curious about how Portlanders and Oregonians responded back in 2001, I definitely recommend this piece from KGW’s Ashley Korslien about the “Flight For Freedom” where a collective of local business owners banded together to help boost New York’s economy by sending Oregonians to the city to help.
Upwards of a thousand folks visited the Empire State over the course of 62 flights and wound up marching in the Columbus Day Parade with signs proclaiming “Oregon Loves New York.”
One of the participants wrote a book about the unifying experience, which you can reserve here.
My inbox is open if you are also feeling some deep feelings about this and want to process it together. 💖
That’s all for today, have a good weekend, stay safe, you’ve got this, and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday.
— Cassie at Bridgeliner
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