What are we all doing to deal with this?

  1. I was just curious as to what everyone is doing to help themselves deal with this tragedy. I myself have been collecting newspapers and pics off the internet and will make them into a scrapbook when I have everything I want (and have the time to do it, thanks to nursing school)

    Just curious - what are you all doing?
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  3. by   P_RN
    Pretty much the same thing.

    The last of my mother's cousins moved from NYC just this past spring. He retired as a stock broker. I'm not certain where his office was.

    Mainly I'm just trying to absorb it all.
  4. by   essarge
    Listening very carefully to everything that the government is telling us. Moving forward with school and keeping close watch on my family. And last but not least, praying that my God will protect all that is good in this world.
  5. by   -jt
    Tuesday - watched the WTC get hit; picked up the kids from school, went to the Red Cross to donate blood, went down to the harbor to watch the city burn. Spent all evening & night watching ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox News.

    Wednesday - watched the news, went back to the Red Cross to help out, stayed up all night reading the newspapers & watching the news

    Thursday - took my 10 yr old out to breakfast & shopping for a new dress

    Friday - took her out to lunch, got haircuts & manicures for both of us, went shopping for new shoes to go with the new dress, and then went out to dinner. Took the 14 & 16 yr old daughters to the Red Cross to make themselves useful. They spent the evening wrapping up the trays of Italian cookies my mother made for the tables for my daughters Sweet 16 party

    Saturday - spent the entire day running around town getting things ready for the party. Back to the beauty parlor, the film shop, the bank (to pay for it all). Then had a great party & a wonderful night.

    Sunday - packing for my trip to Las Vegas next Saturday
  6. by   e-nurse
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I worked and after work avoided the TV b/c I had seen enough on TV while in w/ pts. I instead went through my CD library listening to whatever songs or entire CDs that I thought I could find some answers in. I had plans to go to Baltimore on my own over the w/e for some Red Sox games @ Camden Yards, but since all games were called off til today(monday), I had to find something else to do. So Friday afternoon I threw some things together, filled up the car w/ gas, went shopping for trail mix and granola bars and drove 5 hours to the presidential range of the White Mountains in NH. Saturday morning I was on the trail @ 6 am headed for the top of Mt. Madison. 4 1/2 hours later after a real hard, scary, cold solo climb I was having an early lunch in absolute peace and quite in the sun 5366 feet up where I had views of Mt. Washington right in front of me and Mt. Adams to the right. I sat up there and started thinking of joining the Air Force, which I've been thinking of for a couple of months. But I think I want to contribute to whatever might happen. Still haven't decided. But there's nothing as life affirming as climbing a mountain like that. And it's such a great metaphor for life-it's very difficult, you have to take one step @ a time, if you make a poor choice (in footing) you could be real screwed, we all peak @ some point before we begin our decsent, and you don't know what to expect (on the other side). I was actually considering turning around several times b/c I had never done a solo climb like that before, I hadn't seen another soul all morning, and once you get past the tree line it's colder, and windy, and nothing but rocks c/ paint markings every so often to mark the trail c/ well over an hour of climbing to go, and you start to think about making a mis-step and injuring a knee or an ankle. But every time I thought of turning around I thought to myself that those people had to have been scared, and maybe cold, and lonely, and I would keep going c/ that in mind, and also that @ their final destination they got to see something beautiful beyond beleif. I finally ran into someone on his way down when I was almost @ the top, and that reassured me a ton, b/c I had no idea if their was a blissard on the other side or what. It was a real nice day, and I'm glad I got to do it. It's funny that I couldn't even escape thinking about it a mile up in the middle of nowhere.
  7. by   WashYaHands
    This was sent to me via email. It is not my production, but one persons way of dealing with the tragedy. It takes a while to load, be patient. It also has sound.

  8. by   WashYaHands
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  9. by   Nittlebug
    I cry every time I watch the news.
    I have not laughed or smiled much in a week.
    I am just now beginning to lighten up a little. I have been laughing all night reading comics and e-mail jokes/cartoons

    I cope differently than many others because I am not religious. I believe we will only find the answers to life's problems within ourselves. Personal Responsibility to make a difference for the better.

    I don't believe any of this is related to some mysterious devine plan. When everything else fails I cannot throw up my hands and say "God has a reason" or pray for God's protection.

    The only thing I can do is try to keep a positive attitude and try to spread a little tolerance. But above all keep it real. We have a personal responsibility to learn as much as we can , even if it is depressing, and try to go about this revenge mission in a rational way that will preserve as much life as possible.

    Then we have a personal responsibility to educate the next generation about the world, respecting other cultures, religions and spreading tolerance. We need to educate American children and children in all nations.