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August 20, 2006

Affected by 9/11...

I've heard that we're a generation that will be defined by 9/11. I hate that 9/11 happened; I hate that for the rest of my life, my "I'll always remember where I was when" moment will be 9/11; I hate that our fucking president decided to attack some country rather than doing all that it would take to bring us the heads of those who planned 9/11.

I wasn't there. I didn't know anyone in the planes or in the buildings. However, I can never pull myself away from television shows, websites, and new news reports of what happened that day. I hate that these people did something that has consumed even a tiny part of me.

As the 5th anniversary of 9/11 is right around the corner, and I'm watching a show on The Learning Channel about 9/11, I wonder why I can't turn the channel. I wonder why, even though this shit rips me apart every time I see it, I seem to be fascinated by it. I hate that it can keep my attention.

I was in no way directly affected by 9/11, yet, I'm directly affected by 9/11.

Posted by mldarby at August 20, 2006 10:56 PM


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