We didn't even have cable hooked up yet at the cabin, and I may be one of the few people in the United States who did not see all the images on t.v. until three days had passed. I had dropped Nigel off at school, and I was heading to the laundromat in my mini-van when I heard the news on the car radio. It was just unbelievable. I met my first friend in Mayberry nine years ago, Debbie, who owns the laundromat that morning. We bonded, trying to figure out the implications of the 9-11 tragedy. So, when I think of what I was doing on 9-11 that is what I remember most: Debbie, Nigel not getting to visit the Twin Towers someday, and having no t.v.
I did not feel safe that day, and feel even less safe today. And there is nothing that I can do to protect my family or myself. It is all so much larger than me. I don't feel safe, still I am not living in fear. There are two things that I have been thinking about all day:
"Walking on eggshells does not appease bullies." (Me) and,
"You cannot tame America." (My Daughter) Right on!