I can appreciate the sentimentality of today, 9/11. I understand the memorials, the remembrances, the special TV coverage. I also understand the importance of the day in
What I can't stand is to watch the scenes from that day played over and over. I just can't. Maybe I'm a wicked, evil person - but I just cannot make myself watch the television coverage, listen to the radio discussions, or read websites and blogs with dedications on them.
So I don't have a tribute for today. I don't even want to talk about it. And that makes me wonder if I'm a horrible person. Is it awful to want to think of happier things - to block being reminded of such despair? I think I should watch the ceremonies on TV...but I can't. I don't want to. I don't want to offend the people affected by that day, eight years ago. In a way, I think everyone was affected by that day. I just can't deal with the sadness - and don't want to be any part of it. I want to turn on a re-run of Golden Girls. That's much easier on the soul.
I want to know what you think. Does my aversion to things like this - whether it's not wanting to acknowledge or remember 9/11 - or it's my inability to watch one of those commercials put on by Animal Planet, featuring Sarah McLachlan, where they discuss abused animals - make me a bad person? What's your opinion?