To every thing there is a posting, and a thread to every purpose under our banner:
A thread to create, and a thread to destroy; a thread to speculate and a thread to debunk speculations;
A thread to fight, and a thread to heal; a thread to break down and a thread to build up;
A thread to weep, and a thread to laugh; a thread to mourn and a thread to dance;
A thread to cast away memes, and a thread to gather memes together; a thread to engage and a thread to refrain from engaging;
A thread to learn, and a thread to teach; a thread to keep, and a thread to bury in the archives;
A thread to tear, and a thread to mend; a thread for parody and a thread for originality;
A thread for love, and a thread for hate; a thread for war, and a thread for peace.
What profit have we who work in that wherein we labor?
I’ve been dreading today. No matter how much the candidates say that they don’t want to politicize the anniversary, it’s going to happen on the internet. I am sure that there will be many places to remember the dead, and to debate the lessons they can teach the living. I’m confident that the Making Light commentariat will have a lot to say on the subject.
This thread is not for that. This thread is for defiant normality. If the aim of terrorism is to produce terror, grief and anger, then let us laugh, and rejoice, and love.
In that spirit, I’d like to wish a happy birthday to everyone who began to grace our world on September 11. In particular, many happy returns are due to Xopher, who is well beloved to us.
I should also like to extend my congratulations to everyone who has chosen this date to commit themselves to another person. Among them are my parents, 42 years married today.
Tell us something wonderful about the world today, people.