Within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty we all watched our TVs in horror while two of the world’s largest buildings disintegrated as a result of a terrorist attack.
The resultant enormous loss of life and mounting injury toll left us numb and questioning how and why any person or group could engineer such a catastrophic scenario.
Here in Australia many of us tend to feel we are relatively free from terrorist activity. We certainly are grateful being removed from warring countries and the major civilisation centres of the world.
The events of the eleventh of September 2001 should make us become more aware of how fortunate we are. However, let us not be complacent but become ever vigilant, because, whether we are prepared to accept it or not, our country is already another terrorist target.
Anti-terrorist police raids are happening here in Australia and people are being arrested for indulging in terrorist activities. Hopefully, many terrorist plans to wreck havoc in this country have been stopped, but the organisation behind these activists may well still be in existence.
Recent events can certainly make us realise how fragile life is. Perhaps we should choose to spend more time loving those who love us and enjoy the simple things in life while fortunately, we still have these pleasures available to us.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.