Yesterday US Special Forces and elements of the CIA killed Osama Bin Laden. When I got a text message today I was in disbelief. After watching CNN and NY Channel 5 for a few hours I was pleased to know that the architect of the September 11, 2001 attacks and many other terrorist attacks had been neutralized.
I do not feel that his death makes up for the loss of rescuers and civilians on 9/11, not to mention the on-going sense of loss that we live with each year when our loved ones are missed at birthdays, graduations and weddings. However, I have felt a huge oad taken off my back and I felt a sense of relief.
Many days while writing my book, The Downwind Walk, I wondered if the 9/11 story was still of interest to people or had the window of interest passed. Today I am re-affirmed in the fact that we are all still living with the memories and this is a historical event that is a piece of our American History. Stay tuned for the books publication. Back to the computer for me. Let me finish a few details and edit some items. Stay safe. Remember, Time, Distance and Shielding are our 3 best friends.