Five years ago, I was into my second week of teaching. After first period, a flighty someone came in the English office and asked, "Did you known we've been bombed?", but I figured it was something minor. I was too busy planning the Anne Bradstreet poetry lesson I had on my hands to think much else of it.
We heard more and more about it throughout the morning. Details became more clear. The kids were dismissed at 11:54 am, and the kids actually cheered when they were dismissed. No one really knew at that point. They made teachers stay until the regular 3:15 dismissal time, a move I still see now as very myopic.
Then I went home and, in a fog, watched the coverage on television with my roommates. It was harrowing.
What I wrote that day
What I wrote the day after
Both of these pages are still widely googled. My thoughts on it are pretty inaccurate - "I think it's a mistake that we're blaming the middle east. It's the same mistake we made with the Oklahoma City bombing... It's my gut feeling that it wasn't bin laden. It might just be wishful thinking because we've had our eyes on the guy for five years, and if it was him, then we're in trouble..." - but raw and real.
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