Well, Canoehead, I agree, it was a little weird....I knew I was watching programs or movies where the Tower scenes were avoided with commercials and stuff. But for the longest time, I literally couldn't see the Towers without bawling. It was worse if I didn't expect it. Somehow, if it was on the news, you could brace yourself. In a movie, relaxed, enjoying the moment...it was just harder for me to deal with.
But.... I'm from upstate, mind you.... though it still makes me tear up to see the Towers (the 12-year-old sees it coming and says, "Ah geez, there she goes again") I'm not real sure if it's even worse to see where they are not
At this point, I want to see them, even if it makes me hurt that anyone could be so evil. I want to remember now.
Even more bizarre, as I was never a lover of tall buildings, or cities, or New York City in particular--I want to put them back.
I know that it can't be, I know it's not practical or possible or desirable. Maybe it's a symbolic thing,
I don't know.
Maybe it's like the death of a loved one, albeit in our country's collective consciousness, and this is just part of the grieving process?
...but i'm rambling and have no real point to make. sorry to go off-topic like that...