I know that today is a day of solemn reflection, sorrow, and shared remembrance of evil that was visited upon us, 14 years ago.
But God is still on His throne, and still in charge. Sometimes, He reminds me of that: there was a very bright, colorful and active auroral display directly over Anchorage this morning, just before 06:00. Younger Daughter called while I was driving to work, telling me to look up as soon as I parked.
The aurora changed shapes, and occasionally displayed rainbow-like colors (not just green) as they twisted and writhed across the sky. At one point forming a nearly straight line from horizon to horizon, then crescent-shaped, then small enough to be blocked from sight with the palm of my hand.
Then large again. Fluttering, flickering, fading and brightening, and moving like a living thing. Several of us were just standing in the parking lot, staring heavenward with our mouths open.
I'm certain someone who was farther from streetlights will have videoed this display, and I'll put it here as soon as I find it. But they looked a lot like this:
Wow. Just wow!