today

“…and it’s September Eleven.”

Those were the first words to pop into my consciousness this morning. It’s been a week worth of tributes, speeches, and remembrances. Today’s main thought for me involved pondering if anyone from NYC actually watched any of the 11 Sept movies this year. Personally, I think it’s way too soon and too real for these events to be fictionalized. Even movies “based on a true story” lose their dramatic edge when compared to the real events. My wife told me she’d never see those movies (and neither would her siblings). I wonder how other NYers feel. Personally, I have a hard enough time getting myself to watch tragedies; and that’s with fake characters. To watch an event which left so many widowed and parent-less is just too much for me. We didn’t even watch the names being called out today.

And then tomorrow will be 12 Sept and, as long as nothing happens today, everything will be back to the way it was a few weeks ago, before all the remembrances began.

Author: Eric Mesa

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