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Dougey D

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About 9/11, Ten years later [Sep. 11th, 2011|05:27 pm]
Dougey D
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Dear (Your Name Here),

Some people will of course ask "Why even mention it?" The Onion poked fun at the fact that 10 years later, the nation would rather wallow in memory of a bad day than to try to lay it to rest, and I see it the same way. Ten years doesn't hold any special value really. One year or one hundred years don't even matter in the grand scheme of things. It was a confusing day which led to confusing times which led to the confusion we live in now. I think we needed something to snap us out of whatever daze we were in. I'm not sure it had to be something of that magnitude but maybe anything smaller wouldn't have worked.

I'm not sure what was supposed to happen when we were snapped out of our daze, but I feel like maybe it hasn't fully happened yet. I feel like something in my life was put on pause that day. I feel like a lot of the world was put on pause that day. I wish I had been writing before and since that time. I wish there was something palpable to measure.

Really I guess I'm saying I don't like thinking about 9/11 every year. It's something some of us think about every day. So I don't see the use of pointing it out in the media or anything. It's not Christmas. It's not a holiday. It is not a holy day. It was a shitty day on which a lot of people died because of shitty, stupid, unintelligent people. And more unintelligible actions came from it. 9/11 should either be a date or stupid fraction no one should ever use.

But it's not.


[User Picture]From: falcon13
2011-09-24 11:56 pm (UTC)

ten years later

Dear (Your Name Here),

You probably won't need to fret about 9/11 again until the 20th, and likely, the 25th anniversary . . . that's just how we Americans do stuff.
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