Saturday, September 11, 2010


In case you aren't familiar with it, here are the lyrics to the best 9-11 song I've ever heard, Alan Jackson's "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning":

Where Were You

This song acknowledges all the conflicting emotions of that day but in the end focuses on hope and reconciliation. Remember how, just for a while, we all came together and recognized the matters we usually fight over as trivial by comparison? (As Miss Manners sardonically wrote some months later, we knew the terrorists hadn't won when we stopped being nice to each other.) Too bad our fallen human nature is such that it often takes a major disaster to remind us to love our neighbors.


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