A project came to light in the many emails that I receive that has given me a way to make a statement, feel part of a community that looks for the positive in that terrifying event. I thought I would share news of the project in case it interests you as well.
Called One Common Thread For Peace, everyone is asked to cut a 12-inch strip of ribbon, fabric or some other knot-able material, write a message of hope on it or simply sign your name, and send it to:
Human Thread Center
645 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
There, the individual “threads” will be tied together and transformed into a work of art symbolizing our collective hopes for a more unified and peaceful world. The artwork will be unveiled as part of a 9/11 commemorative event in Chicago.
They have certainly made it simple to participate! My plate is full in many ways these days but I suspect that on 9/11 I will find a bit of peace in knowing that I have made a statement in my own way to commemorate the date.