9/11: What We Have Forgotten

I hate the "Never Forget!" rally cry of 9/11 ...because sometimes I wish I could forget. I wish I didn't know what it sounds like when a commercial airliner hits a skyscraper. Or the noise a falling body makes when it hits a roof. I wish I couldn't still see the glowing screen on my 13" TV as I lay in bed that night, watching Dan Rather's grim face tell me that the world I woke up to that morning didn't exist anymore. Even now, fifteen years later, I could take you back to my high school and plant your feet on the same spot in the second to last row of the science lab where I was standing … [Read more...]