Today is September 11 and if I don’t mention it, I’ll get angry emails asking why ARE YOU SUCH A SHITTY AMERICAN?!
When in fact, the reason I do not write about September 11, 2001 is not because I don’t feel anything; it is because I feel too much.
In addition, what words can I string together to make the sentences that will somehow make sense of it? That will make it hurt any less? That will appropriately honor the dead?
None. So I don’t even try.
I just remember.