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Voices 2004

First, Iíd like to thank everyone for their input regarding the Voices project. Of all the comments and the hefty load of email I got on the subject, only two people thought I shouldnít continue with it. So, I am forging on, full steam ahead. There will be a shift in the focus of the project this year. This will be the third year of Voices and I'd like to try something different. Iím going to pose a few questions and perhaps you can use them as a starting to point to write something, if you are inclined to participate this year. Itís been nearly three years since 9/11. Where you do stand right now as far as emotional recovery goes? Have you moved on? Healed? How does your emotional view of 9/11 differ now from it did three years ago? Do you find yourself more hopeful than you were then? Has your world view or your ideals changed drastically because of the events of that day or do you think youíre still the same? What lessons have you, personally, learned from 9/11 or the days after? Has the way you live to day to day change, or has it affected the way you deal with your family and/or community? If you could say something to the victims of 9/11 on this third anniversary of their death, what would you say? Those are just some ideas. Again, as with the first two years, you are free to write whatever you want. I will publish everything received. Iím going to get started putting the past two yearsí stories at the new home of the Voices Project and then Iíll begin posting your stories or answers to the above questions. My goal is to have everything finished by the second week in September (around the 8th) so I can just do some tweaking to the site and have it ready to go on the 11th. With that in mind, I would ask that your submissions be mailed to me no later than September 6th. My contact info is over to the left, please use only that email address. If you want to help out by publicizing the project, that would be great. I just ask that you do it sooner rather than later so I donít end up with a last minute crush of emails like last year, when I nearly didnít get the project finished in time. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to do this again, and thanks to all who have already shared their Voices. And thatís that. Another yearís journey will be recorded and hopefully, the positive light will begin to shine through. [I would ask that those of you who feel negatively about this project not comment on this post at all. Thank you for understanding.]

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That's wonderful news, Michele. A pre-emptive thanks from me as well as a promise that I'll get you my write-up before 9/11.

I think it's both a great idea and a necessity to document personal narratives. We were all touched so tragically on that day.

One of my friends, a former V.P of financing, is still not back to his former self. I've finally broken through my denial and don't believe he ever will be.

I don't know anyone who hasn't been deeply affected, but for some it continues, on a deeper, personal and daily level: shattered dreams and shattered lives.

Bye, Suzie.

well, that didn't take long:

Suzie= Loser

Michele, just another voice of thousands supporting the idea

Suzie, please go to the Middle East as a human shield and leave the rest of us alone.

Michele, I know you have my thing. I'll probably make some slight edits this weekend and resend it. :)

Michele, I find myself visiting you more often than Drudge. I enjoy reading the perspectives and past experiences of another "42". Actually I'll be 42 in December.

I look forward to contributing to this year's Voices for the first time.

I just got back from Florida a week ago.
While there, we met a couple of guys from NY.
It seems that both had seen the second plane. Guess what we talked about. Im glad to have the opportunity to vent.