which is a damned good thing to do. Reading it, though, I couldn’t help but be struck by its total inadequacy, though I suppose that really is inevitable.
Day: September 11, 2009
Trying to remember 9/11
Since the US seems a saner place and the political use of the threat of terrorism is lessened, I wanted to return to look at 9/11. Nothing really captures it very well, especially since the tragedy occurred in different places and the lives lost are hardly well recalled in a short tape. Still, this tape has some significant images.
And one much less restrained; I’m not sure at all what to think about the repetition of images of the planes crashing into the towers and their collapse. One thing it might reflect is how very hard it was to get the events absorbed into one’s mind. It was all close to unbelievable, maybe even to some who were there. It is hard to know what remembering it really amounts to.