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(Photo: Forever lost view from the World Trade Center’s Top of the World observatory. Credit: terraxplorer2.)

You have better things to do today than to read a post from me. There are far more important people in your life and you know you’ve been taking them for granted. Yes, I’m talking to you. Now get off the Internet, pick up the phone, and tell them so: husbands; wives; life partners; children; brothers; sisters; best friends. Every one of them. No, I’m not kidding.

A little embarrassment and a few lost minutes of productivity at work are no match for the regret that comes from never telling someone what you always intended for them to hear. And you know how long it’s been since you remembered to tell them–from the heart, really, truly to tell them.

If there’s one thing to remember from 9/11, it’s that you’ll never know when your final chance to say those things has passed. So before you forget and go on with your day, why don’t you tell them you love them now? Yes, right now. That’s something you know you wont regret.

So you’re waiting for what? Get off your ass and start dialing. Now. Don’t make me start taking names. Above all things, we must remember to love.

And we must never forget.

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Michael Thaddeus Doyle

I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.

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3 replies

  1. We will never forget. However, I must say that the best way to honor the memories of those who were lost 5 years ago is to stop the bickering and infighting and just get some tenants signed up and build a new tower (or towers) at the site. Don’t put it on a pedestal, don’t use gimmicks to get the height up to 1776 feet (build it as high or low as you need to), and don’t bother with the overly sentimental “Freedom Tower” name. It’s time to stop talking and start building.

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