Another Year Gone By10 September, 2009
A year ago, I wrote about memories of September 11, 2009, and the stench of zealotry. I cannot really add much to what I wrote, except to say that the memories brought to the surface by the smells I experienced while driving to work that morning are still with me, as strong as before. The images from my time in New York 8 years ago are bearable. The smells are tougher.
The nightmares, a year later, are still here — two, three, four times a week. Three different dreams, all of them terrifying.
The zealotry, the religious zealotry, is still here a year later. Muslims, Christians, Jews, the monotheistic religions of ‘peace’ continue to use terrorism to advance their world view.
Some may think that paragraph too harsh. Tell that to Dr. Tiller’s family. Tell that to the Palestinians. Tell that to the Israelis. Tell that to the Iraqis. Or the Afghans. Or Indonesians, Indians, and Pakistanis. The scale is more personal.
The stench is the same.