Saturday, September 10, 2011

Recalling 9/11

Thanks to Joshi for pointing out this inspiring interview with an air national guard pilot who helped defend us after September 11

Most people working at the World Trade Center site immediately after the attack were toiling too hard to look around and reflect much. Here's a rare account from an articulate Buddhist chaplain who was one of the very few non-first responders permitted into the area. I found it very illuminating.

In case you missed it, here's the tale of how Hurricane Irene made me remember the deeper, scarier emotions of that time. And the story of a friend lost on United flight 93.

Finally, I've already linked to it a zillion times, but you've just got to read this terrific series of pieces in Slate which worked through the various theories explaining why America hasn't suffered a 9/11 style attack since, er, 9/11.


joshi said...

so much compassion ... and now the agonizing worry for me is whether we wasted it.

Jim Leff said...

Compassion is never wasted. Though it almost always appears to be. Both compassion and disappointment are perennial. Joshi, this entry's slated for's just a temporary note to let folks know about the link correction. If you'd like to comment, instead, on the entry one down, that one will be permanent.

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