Monday, September 11, 2006

My 9/11 Tribute?

Is it wrong for me not to want to see anything else today about 9/11? It's a rhetorical question so don't answer. I know it's the 5th anniversary of the event, but I don't want to hear about it today. This is nothing negative against those who have suffered more than I can imagine. I guess my problem is all of the media seeking to make a buck off of everyone's sorry. How much sad music can we play behind Matt Lauer? How many movies, shows, documentaries, and interest stories can we put on the tube to exploit people's sorrows? How many times can we re-live the grueling video and pictures of the crashes? How many more times do I have to look at those photo shopped satan faces in the smoke? My heart is with those who hurt as a result of 9/11. My prayers are with soldiers all over the world and their families. My time will be better spent staying away from the reminder that our love and compassion for a broken nation has gone beyond tribute to over-kill and exploitation. Have a nice day.


JM Snyder said...

I hear you. It's like rip out your heart and stomp on it, prove to us how much this still bothers you, let's poke at the wound a bit more ... and I don't grieve that way. I don't think that we need mega-dollar public displays just to prove to ourselves that we remember. It's a part of our lives every single day. I don't need to hear the 911 calls or see the pictures all over again ~ they're etched into my consciousness and have become part of who I am. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who feels that maybe it's a bit too much.

Birdie said...

I couldn't have said it better myself....thus, I refuse to blog today. It's better to just spend that time reflecting.

Patrick said...

I joined "The 2,996 Project" and wrote about one of the victims of the attacks. Yes, it was an emotional experience, but it was also a way to honor a complete stranger who died...and remembering the people was the important thing.

Then again, we all grieve in our own ways. Some people need those reminders for whatever reason. For some, they want to see the documentaries just so that they can look for someone to blame. For others, it helps them shed some of the sadness through tears.

What works for one doesn't always work for someone else.

Muhammad said...

All I can say is that it's sad to lose even more lives over the imperial ambitions of a few. It's not only the towers which fell that day, It was a Giant step back from any thing resembling world peace.