Meditations for the celebrations this Sunday were themed in honor of the eighth anniversary of September 11th. Click on the links to see a performance of the songs quoted here.
God’s drifting in the heavens, devil’s in the mailbox
I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops.
~Bruce Springsteen, "You’re Missing"
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.
Outside in the [cold] distance a wildcat did growl,
two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.
~Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower"
 words added by Jimmy Hendrix
They have not wanted peace at all; they have wanted to be spared war–as though the absence of war was the same as peace.