On 9/11 Overload

This morning my husband was lamenting the fact that today would be wall-to-wall coverage of 9/11 and complained about how unfair it is that Pearl Harbor has gotten short shrift all these years. I gently corrected him that a big part of the media coverage of 9/11 is not only because it is more contemporaneous, but the fact that it literally unfolded right in front of our eyes as we all sat– millions of us– glued to our TVs wherever we were.

But yes, the overload has gotten to many people and it can get people re-stimulated and cause a bit of depression, so it’s good to shut it off after a while.

I was feeling really sad about it this evening and decided that I needed to do what is best: eating candy and watching cartoons. No, not appropriate for someone who is a chronological adult, but life is short and things that are pleasurable are few and far between and must be enjoyed. Laughing is my escape. So of course I watched the South Park episode, Mystery of the Urinal Deuce, which has Eric Cartman exposing the real mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. If you ‘re feeling immature, I highly recommend it.

South Park Studios Mystery of the Urinal Deuce

Yesterday, Andy Borowitz  tweeted:

“If the networks were sincere about their tributes to 9/11, why not run them without commercials?”
I of course couldn’t resist the urge to  comment:
@LeighRoche8Leigh Roche
@BorowitzReport because if we don’t shop the terrorists won, don’t you remember?! #bushism & everyone shopped til the economy blewup 2″
Hang in there, be safe, be happy, have a good September 12 and be mindful to enjoy that which can be enjoyed. Life is precious, practice gratitude and savor the giggles which are fleeting but necessary pleasures. So enjoy without guilt when you can. Peace.


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