Saturday, September 11, 2010

My play List - Only Time

The World Trade Centre
I, like many others, was extremely shocked by the 9/11 attacks to the World Trade Centre.
It seems a total invasion of who we are as people, God’s image.
With the ninth anniversary today I am reminded how much we were changed that day back in 2001.
I remember our three youngest coming into the bedroom to tell us World War three had begun. “Come and see,” they said, “It’s on the teley”.
And there it was for the world to see and we could do nothing to stop it.

This song is one I like too and I have added it to the ipod in two forms.
Twin Towers 9/11
The first is with a video and pictures of the 9/11attacks and fall of the Twin Towers and the second is just Enya singing.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, "Only Time" was used as a soundtrack in many radio and television reports about the attacks. Enya released a special edition of the song, and a maxi single was issued on 20 November 2001 featuring a pop mix, with proceeds donated to the families of victims.

Only Time

Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose, only time


Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies, only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies, only time


Who can say when the roads meet
That love might be in your heart
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart


Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose  
Only time
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time
Who knows? Only time
Who knows? Only time

Last year I read a book  Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathon Safron Foer

September 11 in the novel's plot
This is one of the first American works of fiction to incorporate the attacks of September 11, 2001, as a pivotal theme in its plot. The use of reality is a crucial aspect that affects all elements of the novel. Another important theme stressed in the novel, which seems to correlate with Oskar's desire for more information about his father, is a key Oskar finds in an envelope that had been in a vase he accidentally knocked over. The key causes him to embark on a hunt for a solution to the great mystery of the key's provenance. In addition to the September 11 attacks and the mysterious key, other significant elements of the novel's plot and emotional themes include: answering machine recordings made by Oskar's father on September 11, the life stories of Oskar's grandparents who came from Dresden, the diverse history and population of New York City, and Oskar's hobby of writing letters to famous people, most notably [Stephen Hawking].
Oskar has heavy boots, as he calls feeling down, because he carries a secret he hasn't shared with anybody else. He was sent home from school soon after the attacks on 9/11 and was the first one home. There he found five messages from his father calling from one of the World Trade Towers on the answering machine, and he replaced the phone and kept the messages to himself. He likes to be in his father's closet because "it made my boots lighter to be around his things, and to touch stuff that he touched."

A part of the book just stuck with me and it was the comment that Oskar made in that his father was in all the dust particles in the air and that people had breathed it in and had it on their clothes.
Quiet insightful I thought of the author.

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