Sunday, September 09, 2007

Steyn on Sunday

Mark Steyn on 9/11: "This year, the anniversary falls, for the first time, on a Tuesday'll remember 'where you were' when you 'heard the news.' But it's harder to recreate the peculiar mood at the end of the day, when the citizens of the superpower went to bed not knowing what they'd wake up to the following morning."

He really zeroed in on something there. For me, one of the things I recall most vividly about that day is how strange it felt when we finally went to bed very late that night. Before we fell asleep we heard airplanes, and for the first time in my life, it was a disturbing sound...then we realized it must be military planes taking off from a local air base.

Whoever would have thought that the sound of an airplane late at night would be scary?

As always, Steyn's a must read from start to finish.


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