This Sunday, I
will knit a preemie hat. Unlike the little white
hat I knit after I heard the first news reports
on the morning of September 11, 2001, this hat
will brave a color. Orange. A
pumpkin hat for the Preemie
Project's fall drive. A pair of matching
booties will be made as well. A few days ago, I
purchased the yarn. I'm ready.
To honor the
fifth anniversary of 9/11, I wrote an essay for
this newsletter, Gesture for the Future. Now on
the tenth anniversary, we share it with you
again. My story is a humble offering, for all of
us have our own stories. And when we remember
back to the uncertainty and tragedy of that dark
time, we also remember the bright bravery and
true valiant efforts of so many volunteers. We
remember what Michelle Obama has called "the
spirit of unity and compassion."
11 has been officially declared a National Day of
Service and Remembrance. With your needles, hooks,
and looms, you can join with me and others all
over America and contribute to the greater good.
Knit a purple infant hat for the new initiative, Click for
Babies. Crochet a healing shawl. Loom a Warm
Up America square. Let our hands and hearts unite
read "Gesture for the Future."