Friday, September 12, 2008
Flip the Switch
Yesterday was quiet and gloomy in Washington DC. The 911 Pentagon memorial opened, but otherwise, nothing much happened. There were no Obama fundraising parties, no grand openings or other such events. Remembering and grieving require a lot of space and silence, and any seven year anniversary (of anything) is always especially potent.
Other than the pervasive, brooding dark overcast, I had no complaints. As a severe introvert, space and quiet always makes more sense to me than a lot of noise and commotion, even if the quiet is the result of a lot of sadness.
The dark overcast continues this morning, but our somber day of remembrance is over. Today the action will crank up again, in the presidential campaign, in Congress, and here in the house on Tennessee Avenue, where my housemates will hold a dinner party tonight.
Life goes on. L'chaim, ya'll. And happy weekend.