I cannot deal with the media orgy today

not sure why, after ten years
As of about a week ago, I thought this year would be different. That I would be able to read stories and look at video and images from ten years ago, and even to (finally) write something about my own experience of That Day (on That Day, and since).

But I am not, and this year turns out to be no different, except that it is much worse, with the saturation of stories and images on all media all the time. Exponentially more ‘coverage’; exponentially more heads talking.

So I offer two new links and five old ones, without further commentary. The first new one is a refreshing (!) New York Times article from yesterday about other Conscientious Objectors from the hoopla; the second is about the only memorial / exhibition / display / whatever that I am likely to seek out [fixed the link 9.13], as I expect to be in the neighborhood later today and will hope it is still there.

My five past links from this date are below; I see I had a similar reaction to a much smaller media barrage at the five-year anniversary.

2010: same day, another year (from a mother who lost a daughter and a not-yet grand-daughter) [fixed the link 9.13]

2009: 8 years, still fresh  (one of my least favorite people channels one of my most favorite)

2008:
September 11, again (New York names, as of 2008)

2007: (see 2005)


2006:
September 11 / 343 firefighters (“How many cities in this country even have 343 firefighters??”)

and 2006:
September 11 / read the names (all the names, as of 2006; “It turns out that I am most definitely not able to post much of anything today, and still unable to read (let alone watch) what passes for media coverage of the fifth anniversary.” and “As this is a blog about Manhattan real estate, please reflect as you read the names on the many places around the globe these New Yorkers came from (or their families came from in an earlier generation). A terribly sad, terribly potent cross-section of the global village that is Manhattan.”)

2005: (how did I not write that day? probably as in my first 2006 post, above)

Peace out.

© Sandy Mattingly 2011

 

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