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Thread #38937   Message #561001
Posted By: SharonA
28-Sep-01 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: Prayer-Free Mourning
Subject: RE: Prayer-Free Mourning
Mrrzy asks: "How are you all doing?"

Definitely still grieving. Went to a folk gathering last night, for the first time since the 11th, and sang publicly for the first time since the 11th. I hadn't felt like singing, and hadn't felt that it was "proper" (for lack of a better term) to sing, during the official period of national mourning which ended last weekend. Even last night, I felt uncomfortable singing a song unrelated to the tragedy. It's hard to get back to "normal" when I don't know what that is anymore.

I also sang an original song about war memorials ("Name on a Wall" – I think I sang it on Mudcat Radio on July 3rd). It was the first song I sang to break my musical "silence" and, man, it was tough to do. I didn't even really want to sing then. I don't even really want to sing now! I'm gonna do it anyway, though.