Monday, May 02, 2011

Last Night's News

Photo by Omer Levy

Just a few thoughts, pulled from my Facebook wall on my lunch hour:
What I felt when I heard the news wasn't so much joy as a deep sense of satisfaction - maybe all the richer for having been delayed so long. I hope he died feeling the same kind of fear in his heart as he made me and so many other innocent people feel when his people attacked us on that beautiful September morning*.

Hard to find the words to describe the feeling. I was too tired to stay up for our President's speech but I knew what had happened before I turned in and I felt so grateful to our President and all of the people who have been silently and doggedly working towards this resolution for so long. Gratitude to the Navy SEALS was added this morning**.

Pia hit it when she said something about this ending it. I don't for a second think that Osama's death is going to end terrorism, but Hearing about it gave me the feeling that the terrible circle of 9/11 has finally been closed, and I am thankful.

*For anyone who's relatively new to this blog, or anyone who just hasn't happened to read any of the relatively small number of posts on the topic of 9/11 - I was at the World Trade Center that morning. Here was the account I wrote the following day. I'm ordinarily not an eye-for-an-eye person, but if you're at all surprised at my response, that post should explain why I am in this case. Although I rather doubt that anyone would be surprised anyhow - so far most of the responses I've seen have been in the same vein as mine.

**At the time I went to sleep, there were very few details. I didn't know the identity of the team that got the job done until this morning. I am PROUD to be a Navy brat today!


PeconicPuffin said...

I am not an "eye for an eye" person either. But al Qaeda killed thousands here, thousands elsewhere..."mass murderer" isn't sufficient to describe it.

This was a piece of unfinished business from September 11th, now finished.

bonnie said...