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I Believe…

“You Must Believe In Spring” is a pop song written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand. I wasn’t able to find out much more about it except that it’s been recorded by several other artists. It is a beautiful sentiment for the day.

It’s been 10 years since 9/11. People all over the country are commemorating the event in whatever way they feel is appropriate. Some are displaying flags and watching the footage while others find the rehashing of events hollow. I think all the ways people choose to process this tragedy are valid and right.

I started the morning discussing it with my daughter who wasn’t born at the time. She learned about it at school and she had some questions. I answered her as best I could because I believe that education is the best way to fight terrorism. I also tried to play this song of hope for her. But she thought the music was too sad plus it has the word “kiss” in it (Ew Mom!) She turned up her nose at the whole affair then skipped out to play in the sun (which, thankfully, continues to shine even 10 years later). Personally, I think that might be the most fitting commemoration of all!

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