Sunday, 11 September 2011

9 +11 = 20 Acorns

So many people all over the world are thinking about what happened ten years ago today when so many innocent and brave people died on 9/11.

It's awful not being able to do or say anything that makes any difference to the survivors of that day and those left remembering their loved ones. All most people can do is to say they care and remember with the rest of the world, the ones that died.

I went into the woods today and gathered 20 acorns. I thought I could plant them in memory of those who lost their lives in 9/11.

When they are ready to plant I shall nurture them and eventually re-plant them in some special places to mark the fact that I do care. They may not all survive but even if a few make it, I think it will be worth the effort.

That, unfortunately, is all I can do.


  1. It's been a sad but healing day, I feel, Di. I don't think that anyone will ever understand why it happened and the world is a different, but stronger place. I think your idea of planting trees is a great one.

    Julie xx

  2. I tried to watch some of the people reading out the names of the lost ones Julie but only managed three or four, it was so upsetting. I had to try and do something positive so thought the trees would be a start.

  3. I couldn't even bear to watch any of them reading anything out, Di - the children especially. I was blubbing while I was doing the ironing in front of the TV - trying not to let my dad, who was sitting on the sofa, see me cry! I'll never understand it, and even thought I don't know anyone who died that day - it's still shocking and very sad.

    Planting trees in memory of those who dies is a wonderful thing to do. I might go out tomorrow and do the same.

    Julie xx