I will try and avoid news media as best as I can. Here, I’ve copied something that a friend had written on Facebook. Her words fit me too so..
«I do not need the media replaying things over and over to make me remember. I do not need to be guilted into honouring those who risk their lives every day, for I am already filled with gratitude. I do not need to be reminded of how the world changed ten years ago, because I am forever changed. Therefore, mass media, I am taking a break from you today, for I do not believe an intentional dwelling on sorrow serves any purpose for anyone but you.»
The build-up to this anniversary on, at least, CNN, has been unbelievable. We don’t watch them as much as we used to, but still … a little. I’ve seen the children … the girl who had to watch a parent die over and over on national TV.
I’ll take this day and do something else … dwell on how thankful I am in general. I’ve wept enough.