Only a few people in my life commented about this day. TM’s reply said it all.
There are historical markers in my life just are there are in yours. Mine include:
- The Kennedy Assassination — I was in 6th Grade French class when the news was announced over the loudspeaker. My then-crush, Dionne, was sobbing in the next row. That’s how I knew it was important.
- Watergate — the beginning of my obsession with politics.
- Exxon Valdez — the spoiling of the waters in my precious Alaska. I took it personally. Still do.
- 9-11 — the hotel staff was huddled around the lobby TV. I glanced at the screen on the way out the door. A plane hit the WTC. My first impression: “It’s New York. We’re tough. We’ll work it out.”
I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t chosen to write about the deeper meanings for each of these events before. Even more surprised am I that 30 years have passed and I’ve never written about…
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