I felt like the 10th anniversary of September 11th deserved attention, but I just didn’t know what to say. While reading and watching coverage about the anniversary, it struck me just how in shock we have been-how despite the strength of 9/11 as a rhetorical tool, we have not yet processed what happened to us as a nation.
I found this commentary on a blog I follow called WomenOnTheFence. Lia M. Keith summed up a lot of what I was thinking with her recap of her 9/11/01 experience as an air traffic controller. I hope you find her reflection as interesting and thought-provoking as I did.
You may wonder ‘why this?’ on my blog about “the self-styled life.” In short, it seems obvious that the ambiguity of my generation is at least in part directly related to what happened on September 11, 2001. I was a freshman in college that September. This incident changed us and the trajectory of our adulthood in a way we still don’t understand. In order to move forward, I think it’s important to at least try to come to terms with that reality.
What are your thoughts on the anniversary of 9/11?
By the way, please excuse the lack of formatting… I’m posting from my phone right now!