Mefi Book of Condolence
September 12, 2001 3:30 PM   Subscribe

Mefi Book of Condolence We do not know how many perished on that terrible day, but however many, we do know that there are many, many grieving families who have lost somebody special. Please take a moment to add your comments of support and condolences to this thread. Please just sign and add a comment of support to those who lost loved ones, save discussion for other threads.
posted by Mossy (27 comments total)
May peace and love find and comfort you all.
posted by arco at 3:46 PM on September 12, 2001

i have a friend who may have lost a family member. we're offering our love to her and her family. (self-link)
posted by r-boogie at 3:53 PM on September 12, 2001

Take care.
posted by feelinglistless at 4:09 PM on September 12, 2001

Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.
posted by msacheson at 4:12 PM on September 12, 2001

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
posted by Oriole Adams at 4:15 PM on September 12, 2001

posted by webchick at 4:16 PM on September 12, 2001

a bright sunny day
(perhaps too bright)
above, a V of geese
turning, heedless,
but still beautiful

a continent's distance
another sunlit day
dimmed by clouds
that will bring no rain
but tears
posted by epersonae at 4:26 PM on September 12, 2001

As far as I know I haven't lost anyone known to me personally in this tragedy but that in no way lessens the horror and sadness I feel at the unfathomable amount of lives lost and shattered yesterday.
posted by cheesebot at 4:27 PM on September 12, 2001

America is more powerful than terror's evil. America will survive, and thrive.
posted by owillis at 4:28 PM on September 12, 2001

I don't cry, but I am moved to sadness by these attacks, that which were not on freedom, not on honor, but on life itself.

What the world needs now is a little love.
posted by trioperative at 4:40 PM on September 12, 2001

Every person under that rubble, and in those planes was someone's mom, dad, brother, sister, husband, wife, son or daughter... May God bless and keep you all.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 4:41 PM on September 12, 2001

My little sister was less than a mile away from the WTC when both attacks occured. She's safe. But the amount of pain and anger that exploded in me at 9am yesterday because this caused even the slightest worry to cross her mind must be utterly trivial compared to how anyone who lost a loved one must feel. Compared to how anyone whose loved one was hurt must feel. Here in Houston, so far removed and still so ignorant, I bled as well. And I hope my blood helps.
posted by prozaction at 4:42 PM on September 12, 2001

May you all be filled with loving kindness, may you all be well. May you all be peaceful and at ease, may you all be happy.
posted by headspace at 4:46 PM on September 12, 2001

"DEATH is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well"

Henry Scott Holland
Canon of St Pauls Cathedral
posted by aaronchristy at 4:48 PM on September 12, 2001 [1 favorite]

I come to the Goddess with a wish for peace. Have mercy on your children, and gather them to you in love. Hear my request, Mother of All.

My deepest sympathies for those who have lost loved ones, and to those still waiting for word.
posted by FunkyHelix at 4:48 PM on September 12, 2001

While I share and respect that pain and shock that everybody feels, MetaTalk
posted by willnot at 4:50 PM on September 12, 2001

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected personally by the attack.
posted by gd779 at 5:01 PM on September 12, 2001

Longfellow is never out of season:

"And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

'Til ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!"
posted by Perigee at 5:30 PM on September 12, 2001

May God be with you all and give strength in such a horrible time.
posted by richelle at 5:52 PM on September 12, 2001

my heartfelt condolences to all affected by the tragedy. the whole of malaysia feels the same way too.
posted by arrowhead at 6:10 PM on September 12, 2001

He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all the world, amen.
posted by Dreama at 6:17 PM on September 12, 2001

Tennyson has lines that always make me hopeful in dark times:

"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,--
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
posted by Irontom at 6:26 PM on September 12, 2001

My only sister works in Manhattan.

Those who have been affected must feel millions of times worse than I did when I first heard the news (she's fine, though).

My thoughts and sympathies to everyone.
posted by jetgrrl at 7:54 PM on September 12, 2001

If I could take your pain away and make it my own I would do it in a second.
My thoughts, love, and prayers are with you all.
posted by Bixby23 at 9:07 PM on September 12, 2001

it's amazing how many of us know people who've lost people.

my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
posted by bwg at 10:09 PM on September 12, 2001

posted by Loudmax at 3:30 AM on September 13, 2001

I know that I do not have anyone that was in the blast but I am really sad over the lost. But, also we should not go for reveng but go for the ones who really did this. It will not show respect to the dead if we kill more people who did not do anything.
"You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn"
Alanis Morissette You Learn
posted by CollegeNelson at 4:24 PM on September 13, 2001

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