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Note how sticky stupid things can be
What do you remember about today?
On Sept. 11, 2001 I woke to the clock radio and a bulletin about a plane crash. We hadn’t owned a television for ten years, so I went to a neighbor’s house. This man had been raised in a small farming town, and had moved to another small town, and had never been to the East Coast.
As I watched the endless televison coverage, this neighbor joined me for a moment. As he watched the planes veer into the towers, he said, “Well, if you’re going to live in a city like New York you have to expect these things to happen.” He shrugged and walked away.
Note how sometimes the most stupid lines of dialog are the most lasting.