Sept. 11, 2001 News – The New York Times.
I felt relief when I realized the tenth anniversary fell on a Sunday. Sundays are better days for stopping and reflecting on your feelings about life, love, and loss. Over the last few years I have addressed anniversaries only sporadically, only with classes I already trust, and only when I feel emotionally ready to deal with it. A decade is a long time but images from that morning make me feel the stress again: wondering about my father, talking to my brother, watching the news, trying to make some sort of sense out of images that made no sense.
This year it was easier to teach something a few days ahead of time. I only addressed it with my freshmen classes and I tied it into what we are already studying. We just completed a seminar on flood stories (namely…
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