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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 11:31 AM
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67. I felt the cheering kids were emotionally invested in their way
They would have been preteens or young teens on 9/11, a horrible age to be impacted by those images and the air of fear and sadness all around them

Everything around it since then has been so negative too... unending war, war of lies, Gitmo, torture, an ugly atmosphere hew, economic crash
Just bad news

bin laden has been the iconic image of 9/11 and terror more than some real person to them, to most of us.

The end of osama is the first 'victory' they have seen. I didn't think they were celebrating death... but some release, something concrete that gives promise of a new start
I am not saying it well. I can feel it more than say it.

I didn't feel like celebrating or chanting USA but I am not 21 either. To try to understand it I imagined being 12 when 9/11 happened and went from there... and it didn't take long to see their joyous outburst as positive and life affirming, not gory and death crazed

And as you note... that hope of "a shift toward the positive, toward peace, toward the troops coming home"

And also it is true
Miracles can happen
May this shift open that door
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