"I am the grammarian about whom your mother warned you."
I knew you’d post something poignant,
Less truly is more.
Thanks, Susannah. Anything else would have felt frivolous to me. Where I was, what I was doing at those moments is irrelevant.
I feel the same way. I can understand others might need to talk more… We all have our own way of dealing with things. But for me, it’s just time of quiet reflection.
Anything more just felt a little crass.
Yesterday was a hard day here. My neighbor lost her brother in the WTC (he worked for the Port Authority) and she hosts her family at the house on the anniversary. She says the public events are just too much now. The local news coverage (not to mention the national coverage) starts to wear on you after a time so I found myself like you, just being quiet, reading a bit. Gypsy is so right — everybody copes in a different way.
My deepest condolences to your neighbor. I never even realized there were so many public ‘events’ for the day. It sounds like it’s turning into a 3-ring circus with celebrities performing. I didn’t watch any of the events on tv, and was only vaguely aware of them from comments I saw on Twitter.
I was speechless then, and I’m speechless now. May those souls rest in infinite peace.
Rosie, I’m so very sorry to hear that, and echo the sentiments of DD and MaryJ.
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