The day I moved to Ottawa was Remeberance Day. Fitting, I think so. Wanting to leave being remembered and want to remember everything I was leaving behind.
I was in the aiport for the 11:00AM moment of silence. There was something so profoundly beautiful being in an airport when everything just stopped. When no one talked, no one moved, everyone was just quiet. To be in one of the most noisy, chaotic, busy places and see everything stop was amazing to watch. In that moment of silence, my brain, which was spinning with thoughts, was quiet too. It made me step back from what was going on with me and see the world, our country and realize everyone is going through things we aren’t aware of. The moment of silence showed me that when I silence my own problems I can fully see the beauty in what was going on around me. It was in that moment that I left behind all of my fears and questions and just embraced this experience.