The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51254   Message #781008
Posted By: katlaughing
11-Sep-02 - 12:48 AM
Thread Name: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
In talking with someone who lost a loved one to violence (not that of Sept. 11), I find that perhaps we need to think about the families etc. who are left behind. Maybe they do need all of the stories, coverage, etc. to be shown on what must be a very important and sad anniversary for them. Grief can last a long time, even when people are moving on, trying to pick up the pieces.

Some may find validation in listening to the survivors talking about their feelings. So, even if I don't care for it, and even if I do feel cynical about it and the Self-serving shrub, perhaps there are people who need it and all I have to do is turn it off.