........is it just me, or is anyone else out there re-living 9/11 an awful lot lately?
Maybe it's the fact that this upcoming September 11 is the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Maybe it's the fact that we're being inundated with trailers for theatrical films, as well as endless documentaries on the educational channels. But whatever the reason, ever since seeing "World Trade Center" last weekend, I've watched everything about 9/11 that I could find.........and my husband and sons are also similarly affected. In fact, A&E is devoting four hours to 9/11 tonight---starting with the made-for-TV movie "Flight 93"---and guess where the four of us will be??
Now, the fact that I live three thousand miles away from where the attacks occurred and did not know a single soul who was killed or injured that day, has nothing to do with the way I felt then, or now. It didn't matter; on September 11, 2001, all Americans were kin, and I was never more proud of my country than I was on that day, and in the days and weeks that followed. And while I was---and continue to be---enormously disappointed in the government for switching its focus away from the perpetrators of the disaster, I still feel a swell of pride whenever I'm reminded of the great and benevolent America that once was and could be again. (Although to be fair, it's still the best place on Earth even with
the current 'gummint'.
So, what's with this sudden morbid fascination with the events and people of 9/11? Is anyone else experiencing something like it? Surely my guys and I are not the only folks so strangely afflicted...........