8/14/2002 03:13:00 PM
by The MinuteMan
Susanna Cornett is My Muse
This has been true since she was kind enough to give me this link
, for my first big traffic day. Since then, we have had a lot of fun, and some serious moments.
One such serious moment was August 11. Ms. "Cut on the Bias" ran a striking photo
reminding us that we are the eleven-month mark for 9/11. Based on her weekend traffic figures
, she affected many of us with her post, and left me pondering the following:
Major commemorations are planned for September 11. Now, everyone will agree that the memorial services should not "politicize" the event. But what does that mean? I took one look at that photo, and the whole horrible fall came back to me. Each day for a month after 9/11, something in the paper made me cry. Now, I'm in Connecticut, and our town lost six people, so perhaps our area felt it more than others; but I really do not believe, in the country at large, that people have forgotten, or are over it, or have moved on. We have the thinnest of bandages over a very ugly wound.
It is my totally unscientific guess that, after a day of television coverage and vivid reminders, this nation will surprise itself. A lot of politicians and pundits may be surprised as well. I really thought I had put my fury to one side, until Ms. Cornett put up her photo on 8/11/02. And the consequences? Ask me in another month.