Looking Back: 9/11


Flash Presentation
  It's been almost a year now since the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Time enough for us to look back and consider it anew. I recently bought Springsteen's The Rising largely because it was the first work by a major artist that dealt with some of the events of that day. It's like all media except the newsmedia has been pretending it didn't happen or wasn't significant or is just too hot to touch. It got me to thinking that many of us might have some insights or observations of our own so I'm asking the chatters of #newsgarden to each produce something about 911. It can be fiction or nonfiction, personal or political, poetry or prose, text or graphics. Send it to me (Alllie) and I'll post it on the #newsgarden site for all of us to share.

Trybe: The events of September 11th seemed surreal to me... (nonfiction)
Hoopie: Bairdford, PA - 9:49 a.m. September 11, 2001(fiction??)
Tara: ...the world as I knew it would never be the same... (nonfiction)
Aool: ...some clapping and jeering at how we have finally brought america to its knees (essay)
Maggijo: ...the end of 'innocence' (comment)
PlagueRat: The plane keeps crashing into the building, time after time after time. (nonfiction)
Jimmy2K^: I was in a bit of a daze, not really knowing what to think - too shocked to pull away (nonfiction)

Blako: This wasn't a movie, it was news. I stood there not really comprehending. (nonfiction)
Tracey: From Anise/Showtime's 16 yo daughter - Perhaps by retreating into this dreamlike-state, by donning a veil of unbelieving shock, we shielded ourselves from the brunt of the devastating, often overwhelming news. (essay)
Patti: ...awesome....turn your sound up; just sit back and relax - truly inspiring. (Link)
Anise: The US is seen as arrogant, meddling, and being the unauthorized world police. (essay)
Xena: ...finally reaching friends in Japan and having them tell me that the Canadian Embassy had called the day before warning them to not travel and to stay in touch. (poem/essay)
Pamedejour: Peter worked on the 81st floor of the North Tower or Tower One. (nonfictinoi)
Bucksnort: Ground Zero has forever changed my life. Being there.. (nonfiction)
Pakistani^Muslim: "Have you seen my wife..my husband" / " my daughter, my son, my loved one " / My God,gone, memories,dreams,hopes,all gone. (Poem)
Alllie: People in the towers, in the planes, trapped, knowing they were soon to die, they got on their mobile phones and called the people they loved to say goodbye. They too wanted that final closure, they wanted to say "I love you" one last time before they leapt into the eternal dark. (essay)
Smorgas_of_Borg: ...much other rubble remains. The government is avoiding a painful self-examination of what went wrong and what needs to be learned. Politicians would rather make war. (meditation)
Chicago7: What we lost on 911. (Flash presentation)