Recently I read about a newly discovered remnant from 9/11 that temporarily stopped my blood from circulating. The tragic event of 9/11 stunned humanity’s imagination, caused the Earth to pause from its rotation, sent stark ripples through the universe and witnessed God blinking.
This past August, as a result of forensic evidence and a seemingly miraculous process of spiritual influence, Denise Scott learned the nature of her husband’s last moments at the top of the South Tower (Tower Two) in the World Trade Center. The surviving note, which was identified through analysis of a thumb-size blotch of blood, read:
12 people trapped
The Scott Family graciously allowed this final note from their husband and father, Randy, be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. According to Jan Ramirez, chief curator, “I believe it will be one of the most powerful artifacts in the museum.”
Immersed in our busy daily routines, sometime important events such as the 9/11 attack slip away from our awareness amidst the over stimulation of activity. Stories like this prompt us to momentarily pause and remember that all is not well and good in the world.