Ground Zero in Manhattan at the Memorial for the Sept 11, 2001; ten years after. Paul Simon sings live: The Sound of Silence:
Hello darkness, my old friend...
It is a time in the US to remember the loss of their loved one in that tragedy.
It is a time for us Arabs to remember the loss of so many as a result in the ripple effect.
Security became a vast subject for debate and action. Repression another version. Chaos created. Fear installed. Hatred creeping in.
Ten years spent watching a war on terror, rather than spending it on development, education, creating jobs for the younger ones, promoting acceptance and care.
"And in the naked light
I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence"
We got all entangled in finding scape goats, isolating groups based on religion or color, fighting other people's wars, destroying our best on the way.
"And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made"
We each have our own war to worry about, but remember that destruction leads only to more of it, while construction takes time and effort, choose the right war.