… And “buried at sea”, apparently. Hm. Interesting.
What scares me now is retaliation, the re-imagining of Osama as a “glorious martyr” and so on. Let’s hope all efforts that go in that direction will be amateurish at best.
The Globe and I listened to the President’s address together. “That’s our President – I voted for him,” I told The Globe (speaking of that, I hope the Embassy paperwork won’t be too horrifying for when The Globe is born). The Globe twitched and kicked. “On September 11, 2001, I was in high school,” I told The Globe. “You don’t even know what high school is yet. Anyway, Mr. Che said that the person responsible will be caught. It’s nearly a decade later, and here I am, already pregnant with you, and two wars later, it finally happened.”
The Globe kicked some more. He’s really far away from all of that now, completely oblivious to even the barest notion of international terrorism, of the prolonged conflict in Afghanistan, of civilians killed. He’s far away from all that, and for now, I’m glad.