Cozmeena is all the goodness, tragic beauty and unconditional love the came out of the wreckage in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001. It is the magnanimous generosity and strength of the human spirit that always follows a crisis. It is realizing that although we’ve lost so much, we still have so much left.
As the dust began to settle, I vowed that I would not let my husband, Ted, and all the others die in vain. I was determined to make something good come from this nightmare. While we were all suffering from the devastating shock and loss, there was a silver lining I couldn’t help but see. The resiliency and beauty of the human spirit was everywhere I turned. The patriotism was palpable. My children and I received vast amounts of love, care and support from friends and strangers both near and far. Those thoughts and prayers sustained us and kept us buoyant. The outpouring of love and kindness was extraordinary. The moral support for the 9/11 families was unprecedented. In those early years after the events of September 11, 2001, across the region, the country and the world, people gave each other that extra moment of consideration to smile and say ‘hello’…our defenses were down, we were in this together… love was everywhere, you could feel it.
I call it the goodness, the ‘Godness’ of 9/11.
I call it Cozmeena.