Five years? I have not forgotten that day. I will never forget that day. I still don’t understand it. I still want to pretend it never happened. But 9/11/2001 will be with me — a part of me — forever. I think often of those who lost — and are still losing — loved ones. I think we all lost something that day.
Later: Jeff Jarvis, who was at Ground Zero five years ago, returned this morning and was angry was angered by “the lunatics lined up with their conspiracy T-shirt uniforms and their offensive, idiotic banners” — The he remembered where his — and their — anger should actually be focused.
Like me, Khoi Vinh doesn’t believe five years has helped to clarify much of what one felt in the wake of 9/11. However, a walk around lower Manhattan last evening made him think of a song, David Bowie’s “Five Years.”
I wish I could be so reflective and thoughtful on a day like today. I can see what Khoi means when he says the song’s lyrics seem appropriate in a frightening, open-ended way…However, I have a confession to make. As much as I can’t stand his music, on this day I find myself thinking more of the lyrics of Toby Keith (iTunes link) than David Bowie.