Since some of our pals are living it up in South Africa, it's appropriate to quote a line from one of Mom's favorite books, Cry the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton. It was made into a musical -- Lost in the Stars -- with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill.
It's a story about apartheid in South Africa. When one of the young men who has been fighting against it is shot, the hope is that his death will help bring people together. In other words, that good can come from evil.
On that terrible day, 9/11, that's what happened -- for a brief while after the planes came and the towers crashed, those who love peace and liberty came together and we were united. If only that good could remain.
As our President said on Wednesday night -- The time for bickering is over.
Remembering 9/11, we should all bow our heads and say amen.