Offering from Higgins:
We do not encourage the remembrance of tragedy. Commemorating 9-11, remembering Pearl Harbor–celebrating tragedy creates room for tragedy. We suggest instead that in the moment of occurrence you allow yourself to acknowledge the horror and fear and overwhelming emotion that develops inside. We encourage you to mourn in the aftermath. Then we suggest you put your attention to creating anew.
We suggest that peace is not simply the absence of war in the world or the absence of argument within your home. Decide what peace feels like and then be that. If you must, as a country, celebrate a day of tragedy then organize a World Peace Day.
Received April 18, 2011 at Lake Goodwin, Washington