Savannah spent a good part of an hour compressing camping gear into her Osprey backpack. She was looking forward to summiting Mt Katahdin this weekend.
Evan shuffled past Savannah beating dust off an aged backpack.
“Where did you get that pack?” asked Savannah.
“Storage.” Evan replied.
“For how long? It’s positively ancient.” Savannah observed.
Evan looked away “ My best friend Marcello and I planned this hike 14 years ago. It never happened.”
“Why?” Savannah asked.
“Marcello was in the North Tower when terrorists attacked.” Evan quietly replied.
Savannah touched the backpack before responding “Then it’s time you climbed Big K.”
Never, ever forget 9/11. The best way we can honor the memory of the innocent victims is to embrace our lives, taking care to count our blessings.
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