Saturday, September 10, 2011

wake me up on september 12th

i'm not a fan of the retrospectives that have been airing all week about 9/11. but for an event like that, i think this kind of coverage is all but inevitable. it would almost seem disrespectful to not spend days obsessing about it on the tenth anniversary. and i'm sure that plenty of people are watching or listening because they feel like that's what they should be doing.

but i wonder if anyone enjoys it. maybe "enjoy" is the wrong word. putting any feeling of obligation aside, would anyone be willingly tuning in to this stuff? i'm not being judgmental. i'm just curious. the best 9/11 experience i have had since 2001, was in 2003. that year i was traveling in uzbekistan and it didn't even occur to me that it was the second anniversary of the attack until the day was almost over (though it was still just starting ten hours behind on the east coast of the US)