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There were things I wanted to say about today (or yesterday, rather), but nothing seems to come out in any useful sort of way.

I remember where I was 5 years ago. I had slept late into the afternoon and when I woke up, my mom told our country was under attack. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around the reality of it until I saw the footage on tv and started to cry. Work called and told me not to come in that day as the mall had closed; I spent the rest of the day watching the news and listening to Bob Dylan. "Blowin' in the Wind", "Masters of War", and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" over and over.

I'm listening to Wilco right now.

"tall buildings shake
voices escape singing sad sad songs
tuned to chords strung down your cheeks
bitter melodies turning your orbit around"

It still seems strange that ordinary life continues to go on though so much has changed since that day. Slackjawed Baboon gave a speech on tv about remembering 9/11. Yeah, remembering how he just sat there for ten minutes, shitting his pants. One of my coworkers, a big ol' conspiracy theorist, suggested to me today that our government blew up the Trade Center themselves, just to have an excuse to go to war. I think that's pretty over the top, myself. That's right up there with faking the moon landing and Hitler's brain in a scientist's freezer somewhere. Still, the administration did fuck up and they're still fucking up. They're fuck-ups on a grand, universal scale. I just want them to go away, hopefully in a manner that doesn't involve Armaggedon. I want some sign of light on the horizon.

sorry for the rambling :( will try to be more coherent later.

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