Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

I'm sad. I don't really want to elaborate why. You can probably guess that it has to do with today's date. I know I didn't have to write a post today, but I wanted to just put that out there. I'm sad. I cried this morning. My heart hurts. I bet a lot of people feel this way today. And I just wanted to acknowledge that simple fact.

3 comments:

the city that never sleeps said...

it was weird being in nyc for it this year...because it felt like not as many people acknowledged it as the other years i have been here...
a few people actually said to me - do you know that today is september 11th? i completely forgot..

i guess i was just a little taken aback and i'm not even certain why..
i think it just makes me sad that even though america is supposed to remember this day for forever, it's so easily forgotten.

Citizen Ojo said...

Every year it is a sad day but it gets better with time.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for leaving comments and for understanding. There are some things that defy explanation/clarification because they run so deep--and this is one of them, for me.

I do think that as time passes, the intensity is lessened. It's a normal part of the grieving/mourning process. But as unsentimental as I can be, there's something about anniversaries that really speak to me, so I suppose part of me will always be called to feel a sense of loss on this date in particular.