It’s Memorial Day today.

It’s Memorial Day today.
Many of us are still in internal denial / disbelief.
i have an on demand show running about the replays of the television coverage of 9/11… for 8 days last September, with no commercials


i can’t tell you how mentally traumatizing that was. it’s like shell shock… you don’t even feel it, but you understand it at such a deeper level… because you don’t have TIME for feelings… you only have time for logical / strategic responses and analyses.

But now i have time for feelings. You know?

it’s as if you and your best friend were smiling and laughing with each other on an ordinary day… And then suddenly he or she just randomly, inexplicably, unexpectedly whatsoever… punched you in the face or pulled out a steak knife and slit your throat!

Your reaction is, what in the f***? You cannot even process it at first. Then you must do so later, because the primary objective is survival, and panic always gets in the way. That is why I try to stay solid and put my “crazy” into times of peace and tranquility. Is that odd? Perhaps. Crazy Eyes TM. Enjoy your day.

-Brendon P. Tristal 




On this Memorial Day, I remember watching 9/11 from my bedroom window, worrying about my dad who worked for the NYC government.  I am happy that he was stationed in upper Manhattan, but I did not know at the time what his status was.  Today I am expressly thankful that my family and extended family in the WTC and Pentagon were not killed on that day, as I am appreciative of my maternal grandfather who gave me his WW2 Silver Star medal.  I understand I am fortunate in this way.  So many were not.  God bless their souls.  Memorial Day is about remembering things – we cannot constantly worry; but we can take one day in the year to remember and be thankful.  Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, they all have their questions. The questions cannot be answered.  All any of us can do is mourn and be thankful, at the same time – and that is emotionally perplexing.


-Brendon Tristal
May 26, 2014 ============|=|+|


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