On this the 2 year anniversary of the events of 9/11, I'd like to express some of my feelings; and offer a forum for others to do so, on that tragic day in world history. Like many others, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard the news and as the full scale of the events unfolded. After being glued to the television and radio all day long following the headlines I left work in amazement, anger, frustration, and overwhelming sadness. Upon arriving home I immediately tuned in again via the internet and after watching the video over and over, and after reading countless news stories I decided to take a break and seek some solitude by coming to BigSoccer. Far from getting away from the news and events I was suprised and amazed by what I saw here and how I felt. In my ignorance I must have been thinking that this was a local tragedy, perhaps simply because something of that scale had not occured for many, many years. I began reading hundreds and hundreds of posts expressing their grief and offering condolences to those affected and/or close to the events. I remember the solace I felt in not being alone, I remember thinking that if this tragedy could accomplish on a grand scale what I observed that day on BigSoccer, perhaps it would not be in vein. It isn't often that we are humbled by the realization that individually we are but a small part of a much greater community. I was reflecting and mourning with people from all over the world. It didn't matter the religion or the political stance or skin color or economic status. It wasn't important that one person drives a Jaguar and another has to take the bus. We were one people. We were human. It's amazing how a forum as trivial as "BigSoccer" can change a person that way.