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  •  great diary (4+ / 0-)

    The macro and the's easy to overlook the humanity of a single person in the midst of a larger tragedy.

    Yesterday I flew most of the way across the country.  Behind me in the security line was a family from England.  It was the son's birthday.  He was turning 11--born on 9/11/01.  His mother related how no one visited her in the hospital that day--everyone was home glued to their televisions.

    That boy has never known a world where you didn't need to hurriedly gulp the last of your soda before taking off your shoes and putting them in the bin with the laptop and your quart-sized ziplock bag of toiletries.

    The airport was very, very quiet.  My flight was maybe 1/3 full.  I would like to think that the people who normally would have filled those seats were doing something to make their world a little better, not just staying home out of some superstitious fear.

    There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

    by puzzled on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 07:57:30 AM PDT

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