When asked if they were surprised [not the right word, but I can’t find the story] that it’s been ten years since their mother’s death, Prince William responded that, for he and his brother, their response is more like, “Has it only been ten years?”
They live with it every single minute of every single day, and the sense of loss is so strong that the time since their mother’s death has been unending.
And so it is with September 11th.
In some mystic and jumbled way that only Einstein could explain, September 11th, 2001 happened just moments ago and yet happened 100 years ago.
The moment is still fresh and clear, the horror, the fear, the sorrow. And yet, time has passed.
2974 people from 90 countries, from across the spectrum of humanity.
Black, white, yellow, red.
Democrats, Republicans, Independents.
Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists.
From Feb, 3, 2002, U2 at Super Bowl XXXVI: