Difficult To Accept
What We Dish Out
Duane L. McCormick
From: "Duane L. McCormick"
To: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: A Beacon for Survivors (Heroic Stories)
Date: September 11, 2001 10:43 PM
Cliff, I appreciate your forwards. I don't often use the word "shocked," but I was shocked today as I heard about the events of the day. I haven't felt well for a couple of days, and I decided to leave work early. Consequently, I've seen several hours of CNN coverage and I rarely watch what often amounts to repeating the same images over and over for no apparent reason. Today, I've watched with amazement again and again the pictures of the plane piercing one tower of the World Trade Center, the pictures of the towers collapsing, and the pictures of the damaged Pentagon smoking.
I've been told most of my life how lucky the U.S. mainland is to have escaped the ravages of war for the most part since the Civil War. Today, some of us got a taste of what war means. Hopefully, our leadership will remember how difficult this is to accept in our own land when they choose to punish others for what we perceive as an attack on "American Interests."
There are many calls for prayer today. I'll be asking today instead for a call to reason.
Thank you for asking how I am. I hope you're doing okay. I'm fine. I'm in Ohio, and hopefully for now a long way away from the smoke and dust and chaos. Let's hope it's a long time before anyone in the world has to see such a sight again.
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