Collective consciousness

At 8:47am this morning as I was driving along, car headlights lit up along the road. Not all of them, by any means, but probably close to two-thirds of those that I passed. It was a simple, yet poignant reminder of September 11th last year, a gesture suggested by a local newspaper, which has been taken up nationwide. 14 hours too early, it’s true, but it’s the thought that counts. Not just your own memories of that day, but the fact that others are thinking about it with you.

Of course, I wonder how many people will forget their lights are on when they get to where they’re going this morning, and if it will be a nation of flat car batteries tonight.

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