September 11, 2013

World Trade Center and 911 Memorial items on Zazzle

Hello my Zazzle friends!

This image was the first one I saw as soon as I oppened Facebook today. That's how I knew what date it was today. I saw this 9/11 Memorial iPod Touch Case and I travelled in time 12 years. Here we are again. It's September 9/11. Again. I remember that day so well. What a tragedy. I have contacts in USA that I cherish a lot. Even if we never met I consider some of those people as good friends. Internet brought us together. We share our lifes and our dreams via internet. We laugh, we cry together. We celebrate! I feel like I really know them. I feel close to those persons. Some got babies since our first Hi!. Some got married. Time went by. And fast.

It's harder when a country gets hit and we have friends living in it.We should all be citizens of the world. We should all be able to feel happy or pain for other humans regardless of the place they live in, the language they speak, their religion, their culture. But if we don't have at least some knowledge on a country's culture we hardly remember it exists! What do people think, what do they do? If we don't have a clue about their ways we don't have a bond! We need to bond with other cultures. That's just natural because we are human. Bonding is a way to make things important for us!

I once had the chance to travel a little and just in Europe. I went as far as Istambul. I visited France, England, Italy, Spain and Holland. I miss travelling! Frequently I say that all people should be able to travel. In fact it should be mandatory. In my humble opinion to experience other cultures and meet people that are different from us could turn us into real citizens of the world. And for that I mean a person that values and accepts cultural diversity as our most precious human trademark!

Things are easier for us than they were for previous generations. Distances are more easily conquered, we have better roads, faster trains, planes. To connect all we need is a computer and an internet connection. In a click we can learn about almost anything. to create a bond should be easier these days. So why can't we all learn to live in peace with difference?

One old song comes to mind. Remember Boy George's singing War war is stupid and people are stupid/And love means nothing in some strange quarters/War war is stupid and people are stupid/And I heard the banging of hearts and fingers/War!

War is stupid. Terrorism is stupid. Mankind has been fighting since forever. It's a never ending list of conflicts. No country is immune to it. Many inoccent people have died. What a waste of lifes and resources. Will wars and terrorism become human trademark in a future yet to be written? Will terror ever stop? Why can't we build bridges instead of destroying buildings? Why can't we make bonds?

All these thoughts were running through my mind after I saw that 9/11 Memorial iPod Touch Case. Suddenly I had this idea of searching Zazzle marketplace for some images of September 9/11 that somehow could illustrate what was on my mind. I don't know if I achieved my intention but here's what I found. These are images of beauty, destruction, loss, and hope.

Ground Zero, Manhattan, NYC at night Postcard

Remember September 11 Flag Gray Med Postage
Remember September 11 Flag Gray Med Postage by pixibition
Check out more September 11 Stamps at Zazzle

Freedom Tower Rising Posters
Freedom Tower Rising Posters by AlanCrosthwaite
Check out New york city Posters online at zazzle
Freedom Tower 911 NYC Poster 24x18
Freedom Tower 911 NYC Poster 24x18 by worldphotoscope
Check out Black and white Posters online at zazzle