For the past 10 days all I can do is think about my Alpha Phi sisters at University of California, Santa Barbara. What amazing and strong women they are to hunker down and not answer their door when a gunman was on a rampage. I’m so proud to call these women sisters.
This tragic event has me thinking about how I scrapbook such events. They’re forever in my memory, but how do I share that with others? I’m reminded about how I documented the events of September 11, 2001.
When documenting tragic or sad events, I think the best thing is just to tell my story. To include how I felt and maybe why I felt that way. When tragic events happen in the world, they have an impact on me and I think they are as important to document as my vacations or celebrations. Sharing my emotions about these events can be healing. As you can see in my 9/11 pages, I included news articles as well as some of my own pictures. But the biggest piece here is my story – how that day impacted me.
Do you document tragic events? If so, share with us in the comments how you’ve done it.
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