It’s been almost ten years since I was informed by my college roommate that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. At that moment, I could not have imagined the impact that that event would have on everyone’s lives. It’s too early for me to fully comment on Osama Bin Laden’s death, but the below quote about sums up how I feel.
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’m happy that we’ve closed that chapter, but I fear another chapter may be beginning.