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11 September 2008 @ 10:48 pm
Seven years.  

No, I don't get tired of anniversary posts. Although with the years going up and up, I can't help being more aware of their weight every time, wondering who I even was back in 2001. The memory is there, but it's just off.

I hoped to catch something at least a little meaningful on the news today, but all we got was election debate. That's only to be expected at this point, but all the same, I didn't think the best thing for them to focus on today was belated realization that Palin is having too much spotlight. (I still can't believe anyone would have thought it was even a remotely good idea to put someone with her beliefs in any position to do with government, but I'll leave ranting about that for another time.)

Hidden somewhere in the pile of old cassettes in another room is some footage I filmed on the first of September 2001 - a pseudo-documentary about our day. I think it's the closest such record I have to the date ten days later. And we just had no idea...

So, this is my personal piece of remembrance.

 
 
 
Melmo: Happiest Place on Earthmustntgetmy on September 11th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
It's always hard for me to think about how to acknowledge this day. Half the reason I start writing in a journal was because I didn't remember how I was before 9/11 happened and I didn't want that to happen again. For me, I feel more comfortable paying my respects in silence but I'm glad there are people like you who have their remembrances more publically.
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on September 11th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I never know how to remember it, either. It was far away when it happened, but at the same time, I don't see myself as truly detached. And since it's really starting to be long ago, I can see how you'd not know how you were before that (I know it's eluding me too by - I just feel like every year I should mark it down somehow, and writing about it works.
Melmo: LaGuardiamustntgetmy on September 13th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
It would be hard to ever truly detach yourself from 9/11 since that was the first huge historical thing we lived through. Until we die we'll always be able to answer the "Where were you when you found out?" question about it. (Yeah, writing it down is probably the smartest thing to do. I should do that in private...)
Court [or the artist formerly known as Court-Knee]: AIW Alice: Flowers13_lucky_charms on September 12th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
It's sad that we don't get a national holiday, but Jesus fuck if we don't have our Columbus Day how would we live? D; */sarcasm*

Honestly, it should. As a tribute sort of thing. I mean if you think about it normal everyday people going to work and then a random terrorist attack happening at their work? It'd be nice to just take a day and just think about what we really have in our lives. I mean I'd really like to go up and see the Pentagon memorial (only an hour away from where I live) though sadly I'm in school -_-;;
Chocopuff: Bill Bailey x2hysteric_style on September 12th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Not to be creepy, but I was like "Hm, I live about an hour from the Pentagon" so I checked your profile and you live literally 20 minutes from where I go to school. So.. hello, fellow Virginia resident. Lovely weather we've been having the last couple days. XD
Court [or the artist formerly known as Court-Knee]: HP AD/GG: Our Summer of Love13_lucky_charms on September 12th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Hahaha, yes let's see if our lovely whether continues on through the weekend xD
Not to sound stalkerish but where do you live?
Chocopuffhysteric_style on September 12th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
Well I'm from Norfolk/Virginia Beach, but I go to school at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. So we're pretty much next door neighbors.
Court [or the artist formerly known as Court-Knee]: AIW Alice: Curious13_lucky_charms on September 12th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh schweet :D Yeah At the most it takes like 20 min.s from here to get there.
wieldy22wieldy22 on September 12th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
It's frightening that things like that could happen in Europe as well and I truly can't imagine how I felt if someone close to me had died, just because he went to work and some crazy terrorist just decided to kill off a few thousand innocent people, because he thinks that catapults him into paradise.

I don't know if it was the first time, but this year I didn't look at the calender at september 5th and thought: "9/11 will be soon!", but yesterday morning I desperatly tried to figure out what date it was: "yesterday was september 10, so this must be september 11". I didn't figure out what seven years ago happened until noon.
See you later, instigator: Oscar Wilde (by plastic_clown)oudeteron on September 12th, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the unpredictability of it freaks me out. And as with everything, it's the innocent people who get the worst...

It happens to me too. The more used I get to some date having its significance, the more likely I am not to realize it right away. Pretty much a paradox.