Monday, August 22, 2011

A Simple Project

September 11 is approaching. Having grown up in the environs of the tragedy, it is always a difficult time for me. I was fortunate, in one sense, as anyone I knew in the buildings managed to escape before they crashed. But, always, the date brings sadness. This year I will be in India on Sept. 11 and I have wondered what that will be like.

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. 

The project is co-sponsored by the Chicago Fringe Festival and Human Thread.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Judy,
    I wonder how you will feel being in India on 9/11. I'm hoping there are some peaceful memorials to those who lost their lives, and some reflection on the U.S. govt. reaction to the tragedy. Can't believe it's been 10 years.