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Jul. 20th, 2005

Not the best of mornings

Woke up and got a call from hubby that there had been a murder in the apartment last night.  I've only had something similar happen once before, and that was someone killing themselves, so I'm feeling rather ill about the whole thing.  I don't know any details, but I'm having trouble dealing, really.

And then, just a few minutes ago,[info]cruisedirector posted a link to this.

I'm still trying to assimilate it.  Star Trek is the one I consider my first fandom.  Jimmy Doohan was a part of my life as I grew up, just like William Shatner, DeForest Kelly, Leonard Nemoy and the rest.  I don't know what else to say, but that it feels like I've lost something important.  Sleep well, Jimmy.

And anyone who wants to cheer me up is way more than welcome to do so...  I could really use it.

Aug. 15th, 2004

Remembering

I'm currently watching  The Marvel Superhero Guide to New York, and they're covering 9/11, and I find myself still tearing up when I think about that day.  How horrifying it was, watching over and over again as those towers fell.

Thoughts from that day: that week was both mine and my husband's birthdays, so my husband had the week off, and I was unemployed at the time.  All I think, every time I think of that day is that I was so glad I wasn't home alone.  I would have been frantic until he made it home.  I just remember him waking me up, and telling me what had happened, and I thought, this has to be some kind of horrific joke, right?

I remember watching those towers fall over and over again, until I just couldn't watch ever again.  I still think I can't.  When I know a show is about to show it, I have to turn away, or turn the channel.  It's just too much.  But even more, once I got to that overload point, I realized that I hadn't heard much of anything about other countries reactions to what had happened, so I began to look for them, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of pictures I found of all our embassies, with the gates covered in flowers from those who were in mourning for our losses that day.

I wish that we'd had a government who had taken that advantage and gone with it to make our world a better place.  I wish that the people in the upper floors of the towers, and in the planes, had not been there that day.  I wish we lived in a world where none of this had happened.

But it did.
I only hope the choices that our government has been making for us haven't made this more likely rather than less...